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The Five Hindrances are negative mental states that impede our practice and lead us toward unwholesome action. All of us have no doubt experienced how sensual desire, anger, sloth, restlessness, and doubt can overtake our minds—not to mention our meditation practice. These negative mind states have enormous potency, and it is difficult to pry ourselves […]
Ajahn Amaro, the co-abbot of Abhayagiri forest monastery in northern California, on the renunciant life, divesting the heart of baggage, and feeding the mosquitoes.