John Grady

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Practicing with the Five Hindrances

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 […]

By Ajahn Amaro, Geri Larkin, Lama Palden Drolma, John Grady and Sharon Salzberg
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