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.

Expectations and patience (1)

For any experience that appears, check to see whether you have a reaction. Are you interested in being mindful? Are you interested in practicing? Why are you aware? Your practice should be simple and natural, with no expectation. You are not trying to gain something. You are trying to be aware in the present moment. If your expectations are high, the mind will not have any interest. It can’t be satisfied with what it already has. The mind becomes bored or disinterested.

Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Dhamma Everywhere (p. 103)

(photo by Indonesian Yogi, Retreat with SUT, BrahmaViharaArama, Bali July 2011)