10/7/2012 – Sloth and Torpor: the Third Hindrance

Michael guided our exploration of Sloth and Torpor, drawing on Buddhist scripture, contemporary contrary interpretations of the dharma, and an excerpt of a talk by Joseph Goldstein.  The sutta on the lazy monks is from the Anguttara Nikaya, and can be found at number 7.6, under persistance (or lack of it)

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/recognizing.html#persistence

Jason Siff’s comments on the possibly positive utility of sleepiness can be found in his book “Unlearning Meditation”, esp. pages 108, 112, 124-5.

From Joseph’s talk, we listened to the traditional ways of overcoming sleepiness, utilizing minutes 30:38 through 45:38 of his talk on the Hindrance of Sloth and Torpor

http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/296/

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