1/18/2015 – Concentration 1 – 6th Factor of Awakening

This morning Michael guided our reflections on Concentration, the Sixth Factor of Awakening.  We explored two different types of concentration, exclusive and inclusive, with the writings of Ajahn Thanissaro representing the former and those of Ashin Tejaniya representing the latter.  Our guided meditation, drawn from the teaching of Ashin Tejaniya,  focused on moving from strong concentration on the breath, to strong concentration on thoughts as they arose and changed, to strong concentration on underlying attitudes of mind or moods, thus moving fully into the Third Foundation of Mindfulness.