Category Archives: body

Meditating with the Body

Kāyasakkhī Sutta (The ‘Realising Through the Body’ Sutta) Anguttara Nikāya, 9.43 Translated from the Pāli by Christopher J. Ash. Questioner: “‘Realising the truth through the body,’ it is said. As described by the flourishing one, how is one realising truth though the body?” Respondent: “Where, Friend, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Ways of Seeing the Body

Elsewhere I said, to a group I’m in, something like: “What is clear from the experience of mindfulness, from this practice of immediacy, is that the lived body is not the body of science, nor the medical body; that it … Continue reading Continue reading

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An Aspiration

Jacob Needleman, always a servant of the Good, the True and the Beautiful, posted these words on the body, on his blog, at http://jacobneedleman.com/blog/ “And what we are seeking is a body, a life on earth, in which our actions … Continue reading Continue reading

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Touching Enlightenment

The expression ‘touching enlightenment with the body’ (used by Reggie Ray in his excellent book) is not modern; it has its antecedents in the Pali canon. (If anyone wanted to track them down, I’d refer them to Ch.4 Richard Gombrich’s … Continue reading Continue reading

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Pain

It’s been a difficult few weeks for this body – a lot of pain; yet, the mindfulness has never left me. I’m so grateful for those who have introduced me to the practice. “If one thing, O [Bhikkhus], is developed … Continue reading Continue reading

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Intention

Through my years of Buddhist practice, I’ve come to a very different understanding of the place of the body in our practice than I had when I set out. I’m struck with how powerful this practice statement by the Buddha … Continue reading Continue reading

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