Dhamma Everywhere

This site was a project of students of Sayadaw U Tejaniya in order to share teachings from his book, Dhamma Everywhere: Welcoming each moment with awareness+wisdom


Please enjoy the teachings shared here and visit the main website for more, including links to audio, video, and PDF versions of Dhamma Everywhere, Don't Look Down on the Defilements: They Will Laugh at You and Awareness Alone Is Not Enough. You may also be interested in this sister Tumblr and our teacher's YouTube channel. Finally, if you are in North America, there are books available for distribution through the US organization of students and supporters, Wisdom Streams. They can be contacted at info@wisdomstreams.org.


Please note that this site and the book from which the content comes by no means are meant to replace the personal guidance of the teacher.

QUESTIONS FROM “WHAT IS MINDFULNESS MEDITATION?”

  • With what kind of mind are you being aware?
  • How does the mind feel when you are aware of this object?
  • Are you aware that you are sitting? Walking? Standing? Doing daily activities? What can you know naturally while you are doing these things?
  • Where is the mind? What is it doing? What is it feeling? What is it thinking?
  • What is happening? Why is it happening? If there’s no need for what is happening to go away, or what is not happening to appear, what sort of energy do you need to use?
  • Do you need to make an effort to see or hear? Are you still aware without having to focus on something?
  • There is the object and there is the watching mind. Which is more important?
  • Which object is better: The incoming or outgoing breath at the nostrils or the rising and falling motion of the abdomen?
  • What is happening in the body? What do you know? What can you know naturally?
  • What is happening in the mind right now? Is it peaceful? Agitated? Upset? What is happening?
  • When do you begin your practice during the day?
  • What is the mind thinking? How much effort is the mind exerting? What kinds of attitudes are present?
  • How are you meditating? Are you practicing the right way? How do you continue with the practice?

(photo by klaus k.)

Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Dhamma Everywhere (p. 38)