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Akincano Marc Weber (Switzerland) is a Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist. He learned to sit still in the early eighties as a Zen practitioner and later joined monastic life in Ajahn Chah’s tradition where he studied and practiced for 20 years in the Forest monasteries of Thailand and Europe. He has studied Pali and scriptures, holds a a degree in Buddhist psychotherapy and lives with his wife in Cologne, Germany from where he teaches Dhamma and meditation internationally.
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2014-08-30 Reflection. Technique-Skill-Attitude.The Myth of the Present Moment - Sati as Relationship. Bhaddekaratta gathā - Verses on a single excellent night. Description: On having a relationship with one’s mind: About the necessity and the limitations of technique, the role of skill and attitude in the meditative process. The (false) myth of "now“ and the difference between 'the present moment' and a 'presently arisen state‘. (Verses of M 131-134) 23:25
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-08-29 On the 4 Paths to empowerment. A fresh look at the teaching on iddhipāda. 47:07
The "bases of power“ or the 4 paths to empowerment a) in the context of the suttas and b) in the context of everyday life. A non-canonical detour that maps the pattern of the "empowerment won by ardency, perseverance and concentration of desire / energy / mind / discernment“ with the archetypes; a and a possible reflection on the pattern of seeking success and empowerment in our own life.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-08-29 Reflection. (A)Fire simile: When and when not practice some of the awakening factors. (B) What do hindrances feed on? What are the nutriments of the awakening factors? What the texts and commentaries say. 31:25
Description: (A) Short exposition of S 53,3 / S v 112: When to practice which particular awakening factors. (B) Exposition of S 51,1 / S v 102-105: a look at a terse text and a commentary’s helpful suggestions.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-08-28 Reflection. Dhammānupassanā. Contemplation of Mindobjects and States. 24:49
Structural difference of the 4th satipaṭṭhāna in comparison to the other three. Focusing on the nivāraṇa (hindrances) and bojjhaṅga (awakening factors) as possibilities for inquiry and investigation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-08-23 Reflection. Follow-up on 3 transformations of dukkha through sati. About the recurring statement of „supported by seclusion, dispassion, cessation and maturing in surrender“. 22:11
Last night’s talk in a nutshell with a few added practical reflections. A brief interpretation of a somewhat enigmatic passage that occurs many times in the Suttas together with the Awakening-Factors and the 8-fold Path.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-08-22 The meeting of Dukkha and Sati - a transformative encounter. 60:29
On dukkha and what it means, on sati and its seed quality in the development of stillness, wisdom, brahmavihāra and ethics. 3 specific ways in which mindfulness transforms the experience of dukkha.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-08-22 Reflection. Satipaṭṭhāna: Learning the holding skill in meditation 20:32
Meditation instructions – between the basic outline and the detailed cut-out: On informed choices, defaulting to wrong options – and learning anyway.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-08-21 Reflection. Cittānupassanā continued. Sati as relationship; the construction of relationship in analogy to our senses. Ways in: Three practical entry points into the contemplation of mind. 26:32
Follow-up on Contemplation of mind from previous week. Need to clarify the "how“ of being mindful rather than habitually resort to a – possibly unconscious – way of doing so. (Examples) How to find an entry to Contemplations of mind-states and learning to understand them rather than marinate in them.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-08-20 As Dawn before Sunrise: 7 conditions for the arising of the 8-fold Path 53:00
Exposition of S 45, 49-62 / S v 29-32: Seven keys to the arising of the Eightfold Path. A teaching outside of the famous Buddhist charts and yet more than pertinent to the development of the Gradual Path.
Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley
2014-08-16 Reflection. Follow-up on Clear Comprehension: Relating to the meditational process. 44:19
Description: We don’t approach our meditation practice neutrally. Understanding need, bias, inclination in our approach to practice. About labeling as a sampajañña practice; Practical suggestions on questioning the breath and a glimpse on commentarial suggestions on how to go about mindfulness of breathing (Vism)
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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