Awareness & Attention in Practice

In several previous gatherings, we have considered ideas of Culadasa, a neuroscientist and ordained Budhhist minister, with extensive meditation experience.   This Sunday we considered some aspects of the model of mind that Culadasa presents, and some of the implications for the practice of meditation.

Guided by Margaret, we based our reflections on interviews with Culadasa.       

This relates strongly to ideas that arose in the discussion that Payton led last week – specifically to the distinction between the terms “awareness”  and “attention”, as used by Culadasa, and as well on the balance between these two in the practice of meditation.  Those who are reading Culadasa’s book “The Mind Illuminated” might want to take a look at “The Fourth Interlude: The Moments of Consciousness model”.

Here are links to the talks Margaret played: