Dharma discussion on Saturday 9 July 2016 (1)
Thay taught the method of inward contemplation, which is the main form of sitting meditation practice in our tradition. There are 3 levels of inward contemplation. The first level is body contemplation: in-breath and out-breath; rising and falling of chest and abdomen during breathing. The second level is contemplation on our feelings: pleasant and unpleasant feelings that come and go during meditation. The third level is contemplation of emotions: anger, sadness, grief, joy, etc, that appear and disappear during meditation. This practice helps us to see impermanence and the conditioned. Such insight is essential towards attaining liberation.
Namo Shakyamunaye Buddhaya