"Mindfulness" has become a buzz phrase. There are books on mindful parenting, mindful lawyering, even mindful sex. But what does the word even mean? And how do you actually do it? In one of his most famous and foundational discourses, the Buddha was said to have laid out, in great detail, four ways to establish mindfulness. In today's episode we’re going to walk through these four "foundations" of mindfulness with Sally Armstrong, who started practicing in 1981, began teaching 15 years later, and now leads retreats all over the world. Before we start, I should note that we recorded this interview shortly before the pandemic and the racial justice protests, but we thought it might be a good time to drop a good, old-fashioned, meat and potatoes, stick to your ribs dharma episode to help us get back to basics.
Where to find Sally online:
Spirit Rock Profile: https://www.spiritrock.org/sally-armstrong
Sally Armstrong on Dharmaseed.org: https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/153/
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Other Resources Mentioned:
S.N Goenka / https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/about/goenka
The 3 Characteristics / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_marks_of_existence
The Four Noble Truths / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Noble_Truths
Ajahn Sumedho / https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/10/
Insight Meditation Society / https://www.dharma.org/
Joseph Goldstein’s Book Mindfulness / https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Practical-Awakening-Joseph-Goldstein/dp/1622036050
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Coronavirus Sanity Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
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Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/sally-armstrong-263
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