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.

Don’t follow the object (2)

Being continuously aware is very important. If you want continuous awareness, you must see, you must know that awareness is present or not. If you follow the object, awareness can’t be continuous. If you check that awareness is present, the object is already there. There is no need to follow the object, no need to focus on the object. It’s a waste of time and energy and not necessary. If you notice your awareness is present the object is already happening. You don’t want to fixate on one object. With any object, you just want to know that nature is happening.

—Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Dhamma Everywhere (p. 102)

(photo by Russian Yogi, Retreat in Moscow, July 2012)