The Buddha said these 5 contemplations were important for everyone to reflect on frequently: ageing, illness, death, losing what is precious to us and the law of karma... Reflecting on them helps to diminish pride and strengthen our ability to let go.
Dharma talk from the morning session of the daylong - Eight Ways to Awaken As We Age.
As we age, we naturally experience new perspectives on life which, although sometimes unwelcome, are actually conducive to waking us up. The eight ways reveal a path of practice to follow which offers true refuge and deep nourishment for our spiritual aspiration.
A guided meditation exploring experience increasingly without a sense of self, through mindfulness of the five "aggregates" (khandhas or skandhas): form, feeling-tone, perception, thoughts and emotions (and other "mental formations), and consciousness.