Using the book
When Awareness Becomes Natural
by Sayadaw U Tejaniya.
This book offers a fresh look at meditation practice. U Tejaniya’s approach embraces the life of ordinary people who are dealing with the challenges of living. He came and went from monastic life and has much to say about depression, attachment, freedom and living fully with mindfulness.
“It is refreshing to hear the liberating teachings of the Buddha taught in a way that is simple, nondogmatic, practical, and suitable for our times, our place, our lives. U Tejaniya is just such a teacher. He discourages ambitious spiritual athleticism. He cautions us from becoming meditative technicians. He doesn’t mistake experience for wisdom. He points out the danger of seduction by emotions and by attachment to false promises of “spiritual goodies,” such as calm, concentration, clarity, and joy.” Steve Armstrong in the forward to When Awareness Becomes Natural
This is an opportunity to dive more deeply into your meditation both on and off the cushion.
Each session will consist of meditation, dharma talk, questions, sharing and discussion.