• Abhidhamma: A Psychology of Awakening

    1 month ago - By Analog Artist Digital World

    On Wednesdays there is a Mindful Meditation Group that meets in a small backyard hut behind the home of Peter Carlson. I went a few times during a turbulent period in my life to quiet my mind. The evening starts with an hour of meditation followed by a group discussion.
    On this day Peter was discussing the Abhidhamma, which is a Sanskrit term that derives from the expression “concerning the teachings.” For the Buddhists however, the term means approximately “higher” or “further” teaching, and it refers both to the doctrinal investigations of the new scholastic movement and to the body of...
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