Sajja: A Practice for Everyone

With Vince Cullen recorded on April 28, 2019.

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Vince writes: “In 2003 I took a one-month temporary ordination at Wat Thamkrabok, a unique monastery in central Thailand. My intention was to explore Buddhism and meditation, but what I got was not what I expected. I was given a ‘Sajja’ or a ‘truth’ to practice for 4-hours per day for the next 2-years. My Sajja – “No one can do it for me, I must do it for myself”.

But what does the practice of Sajja look like?

Join us in this session for a 30-minute guided Serenity breath meditation; a 30-minute explanation and exploration of the power of Sajja practice, and some time for questions and answers.

Listen to the audio version below, or click here to download the mp3.

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