Teachings

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Right Attitude consists of 23 points to help establish a right attitude for practice; contains practical advice on the basics of observing the mind. Available in several languages.

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Don’t look Down on the Defilements contains guidance on understanding mental defilements, establishing right attitude, the right effort of continuity, meditation as mind work, working with pain, posture, sounds and the ‘wandering mind’ and the development of wisdom. Lots of food for thought to support your practice. Illustrated English also available.

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Dhamma Everywhere: Welcoming each moment with Awareness+Wisdom is a collection of teachings from several sources and contexts including translations from Burmese: Sayadaw’s little book on meditation and selected Dhamma discussions and morning Dhamma reminders at the Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Sukha Tawya Meditation Center. Sayadaw’s latest book in English, Dhamma Everywhere has been published in Malaysia, Myanmar and the US. Also check out the Dhamma Everywhere blog for notable quotes from the book and new Q&A’s from Sayadaw’s second Dhamma Everywhere Retreat in Massachusetts, USA (May 2014). Latest Householder Retreat Q&A’s from Singapore Retreat (March 2013) now on Soundcloud.

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Now available in Chinese!

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The Practice of Mindfulness Will Change You is a booklet that contains short biographies and testimonials of students of mindfulness and the benefits they have received from their practice. The most recent testimonials  (2012) for Sayadaw’s 50th Birthday celebration are on Sayadaw’s Tumblr Page. Do you have a testimonial regarding your daily life practice? If so, we’d love to hear from you here.

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Awareness Alone is Not Enough is a 213-page book of transcripts of practice discussions with students and contains pragmatic advice on mindfulness practice, making skillful, continuous effort, the need for and development of right understanding, etc. Taken from Sayadaw’s 2007 trips abroad with Western students in residential and non-residential practice settings.

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Audio & Video

Sayadaw’s main mode of teaching is through Dhamma Question & Answer sessions. As such, below are links to meditation instructions and discussions on how having the right information helps us to cultivate the right attitude towards meditation.

  • Singapore Retreat with several days of guided meditation, Q&A’s and guidance on talking meditation, November 2014 Q&A’s are now on Soundcloud.
  • Twenty nine instructions and interviews from Sayadaw’s retreat in Massachusetts, USA (May 2014) are available on Dharma Seed.
  • Q&A’s from Sayadaw’s 2014 retreat in the Czech Republic are available on the Bhavana.cz website. The audio titles are in Czech but the interviews are all in English.
  • China retreat March 2014 recordings can be downloaded here.
  • Recordings of Sayadaw’s retreat at SBS Malaysia June 2013 can be downloaded here.
  • Perth, November 2011 Retreat audio here: Click for instructions, guided meditation and Q&A’s

You can also view Q&A’s videos cut into 2-6 minute, single question segments with tags and blurbs for accessibility and ease of use. For example, a two-minute clip “Quality Mind, Quality Decision” deals with the background behind indecision and on seeing many different angles and its relation to the quality of mind. You can find these on ashintejaniya.tumblr.com where you can search by topic in the tag cloud and on Sayadaw’s Channel in YouTube.

How to meditate. An introduction. Given in China Feb 2014:

 


Articles

  Tricycle        Inquiring Mind       Sasanarakkha

Tricycle Article provided by courtesy of Tricycle Publications

Inquiring Mind Article provided by courtesy of Inquiring Mind


Interview

Ayasma Kumara interviews Sayadaw U Tejaniya on the origins and evolution of his teaching and more. Originally published July 2008.

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