When Awareness Becomes Natural

Hi Everybody,

A reminder that tonight we'll begin a new series of Thursday evenings based on Sayadaw U Tejaniya's new book,
"When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life."

In his new book, Sayadaw offers easy and step-by-step instructions on how to become enlightened—or "enlightening" as he says—not primarily by formal sitting meditation but instead by closely attending to the simple experience of our daily lives as we sleep, wake, wash, eat, walk, talk and work.

A full description of this series of Thursday evenings is

You can sign up to receive a pithy daily email practice reminder from Sayadaw U Tejaniya for the duration of this series, taken directly from the practices in the book that we cover each week. (These reminders will be different from those in The Daily Tejaniya, a separate email reminder list.)

If you'd like to sign up for the daily email practice reminders tailored to this series of Thursday evenings, please let me know by return email to this notice. 

As I mentioned yesterday, our Thursday evenings in this series will focus on sharing and discussion around the daily practices described in Sayadaw's book. The group leader (usually me) will facilitate and lead that discussion instead of offering dharma talks per se. 

The reading for tonight, "What is Your Relationship to Reality," is the first page of Sayadaw's new book. Have a quick read today if you can. But if not, no worries as we will summarize it as tonight's session begins.

Starting tomorrow morning, a new weekly reading will go out every Friday morning. 

I hope you can join us tonight and for many or all evenings in this series. 

Towards enlightening,


P.S. The meditation hall will open at 6:30 p.m. for an optional silent sit. The program begins with a silent sit from 7 to 7:30, with the sharing and discussion following from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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