Sajja : A Practice for Everyone

Sajja is the true way of spiritual life:
To speak truly,
To act truly,
To believe truly,
And to see truly.”

Luang Por Charoen – 2nd Abbot of Thamkrabok Monastery

Here are some resources related to my talk for Worldwide Insight on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

The full talk can be accessed here : www.worldwideinsight.org/vince-cullen-28-04-2019/

Sajja is like a medicine for the mind.”

Phra Ajahn Boonsong – Leader of the Thamkrabok Sangha (June 2009)

Sajja as a Foundation of Recovery – http://5th-precept.org/foundations-of-awakening-to-life-after-alcohol-and-other-drugs/truth-sacca-sajja/ and related pages.

Hungry Ghost Booklet including Sajja instructions and example personal Sajjas – http://www.5th-precept.org/From-Hungry-Ghost-to-Being-Human.pdf

The Forgiveness Workbookhttp://5th-precept.org/The-Forgiveness-Workbook.pdf

Independent Information about Wat Thamkrabok – https://hungryghostretreats.org/thamkrabok-assistance-and-recovery-advice/

The Official Wat Thamkrabok website – https://wat-thamkrabok.org/

“The magic spell about Sajja is that it works if you keep it.”

Phra Hans

The Surgeon’s Probe :
Healing with Mindfulness

Here is a list of links and resources related to my talk for Worldwide Insight on Sunday, December 2, 2018

I don’t think that I could offer you a better definition of the intentionality of ‘mindfulness’ than that put forward by the Vietnamese monastic teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, who says,

Mindfulness shows us what is happening in our bodies, our emotions, our minds, and in the world.  Through mindfulness, we avoid harming ourselves and others.

Downloads –

Various downloads including The Forgiveness Workbook and the Hungry Ghost Retreat Booklet : http://5th-precept.org/fifth-precept-sangha-downloads/

Courses –
Coursera FREE online study – Buddhism and Modern Psychology : https://www.coursera.org/learn/science-of-meditation

Coursera FREE online study – De-Mystifying Mindfulness : https://www.coursera.org/learn/mindfulness

Bodhi College : Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness

Video Presentations –

Evan Thompson : What is Mindfulness? An Embodied Cognitive Science Perspective – https://youtu.be/Q17_A0CYa8s

Barry Margerum : Sustaining Happiness Through Mindful Living : https://youtu.be/CYr7qJq7bJk

Traditional Buddhist Images of Sati (Mindfulness) –

Cowherd (Two Types of Thinking)

Surgeon’s Probe (With Sunakkhatta)

Taming the Wild Elephant (The Level of the Tamed)


Meditation on Experiencing Joy and Pleasure
(Mindfulness of Breathing In and Out)


Other links –
Hungry Ghost Retreats Schedule 2019
: https://hungryghostretreats.org/schedule/

Fifth Precept Sangha Resources for life after alcohol, drugs and other compulsions including instructions for ‘Sit-and-Share’ meetings : http://5th-precept.org/