Reflections for “Mindfulness of Sensations (Vedanā)“

by | Jan 21, 2024 | Buddhism.net Blog

The post titled Mindfulness of Sensations (Vedanā) is now up on Buddhism for All. Angela from the Buddhism.net team reflected on it, and invites you to do so too.

🌕 Angela’s Reflections:

As I’m sitting here reading and typing my reflections, I’m aware of an unpleasant sensation in my wrist. I’m aware of an unpleasant sensation in my eyes from looking at my computer screen for way too long! I’m aware of an unpleasant sensation in my head as well. I’m aware of the pleasant sensation of cool air on my skin.

Contemplate and pay close attention to sensations. Mindfulness of sensations (Pali: vedanānupassanā) is very important because “completely understanding sensations, one is without defilements in this very life.” (Saṃyutta Nikāya 36.3 Pahānasutta)

🌱 Journal Reflection Prompts for You:

  • 📝 What sensations are you aware of, this present moment? Are they pleasant, unpleasant, or neither pleasant nor unpleasant? Why is cultivating mindfulness of sensations important?

  • 📝 To what extent are you relaxed in your body?

  • 📝 What insights, learning, or reflection came up for you from this article?


Featured image, an AI-generated artwork, by Angela Ho.

Angela Ho

Extra Ordinary human bean, sharing union of Zen (or Chan 禪) timelessness x tech boundlessness. 5 years spiritual sabbatical. Past life: leadership roles in Singapore public service. MIT and CMU graduate. Who is Angela? What's her story?