April 21, 2011. 104-minute question and answer session given in English, with consecutive translation into Mandarin, with Thich Nhat Hanh and others. This is the fifth day of a five-day retreat in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Sixteen Exercises of Mindful Breathing (Anapanasati Sutta) – we are encouraged to memorize these exercises. Here we review each of these again. For example, the concentration of impermanence (13th exercise) should not just be an idea.
In addition, there are other meditations (concentrations) that can help us liberate ourselves. Emptiness. Signlessness. Aimlessness.
Mindfulness brings about concentration and we gain wisdom of Right View and we can be liberated.
With signlessness we can see the impermanent nature of all beings.
No birth. No death.
Being and nonbeing.
No coming. No going.
No sameness. No otherness.
The talk was given in English and Mandarin at the same time and is available below for listening or download. You may also view the video.