This talk was given as part of the series “Eight Great Thoughts” (Anguttara Nikaya 8:30). Mindfulness is an aware acceptance of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness opens us to accept the present moment just as it is, whether it’s pleasant or unpleasant, without either clinging to it or rejecting to it. This acceptance in turns leads to insight into the nature of suffering, impermanence, and non-self. Awareness of our breath and body can ground us in present moment during our meditation.
You can listen to my complete talk here: Janetti Marotta’s Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation South Bay