Buddhist Essentials Resources

Week 1 - June 17

The Three Characteristics

Suggestions for reflection
  • Notice the ending of things in daily life and formal practice (anicca)
  • Notice the mind's response to the endings (dukkha)
  • Notice the mind's response when things are canceled or don't go as planned (dukkha)
  • Notice how it feels to take things personally (dukkha)
  • Notice the lack of control, the randomness, the impersonal nature of the stuff that comes into your mind (anatta)

Resources

Sutta Readings

Vipalassa Sutta courtesy of Access to Insight \

Dharma talks

Ruth King courtesy of Dharma Seed

Anushka Fernandopulle courtesy of Dharma Seed

Gil Fronsdal courtesy of Audio Dharma

Anna Douglas courtesy of Dharma Seed

Anushka Fernandopulle courtesy of Dharma Seed

Articles 

"How do I develop insight through Buddhist practice?" by Sylvia Boorstein

"The Five Recollections"

"The Three Basic Facts of Existence: Impermanence"