Course Reading (Week 1)

posted Mar 18, 2012, 6:43 PM by Common Ground Meditation Center   [ updated Oct 16, 2016, 3:41 PM by Mark Nunberg ]

Dear Buddhist Studies Folks, 
We had our first meeting last Monday for the seven week course on the five 
hindrances. In this course we will be reflecting on what actually hinders 
the balance, stability and clarity of mind. Without studying the 
hindrances, it isn't easy to go beyond the distorting and stressful 
influences on the mind and experience insight - the deepening of 

Resources for your study:

Chapter Four: Difficulties and Hindrances in Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by 
Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein (attached PDF)

Sutta Studies: Understanding the Hindrances by Andrew Olendzki in Spring 
2005 Insight Journal

The 5 Hindrances: Obstacles to Practice by Phil 

The Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest: Selected Texts from the Pali 
Canon and the Commentaries by Nyanaponika Thera 

The Wisdom of Samadhi, Ajahn Pannavaddho, 


Week 1 Audio: Course Intro, Meditation, Talk
Common Ground Meditation Center,
Mar 27, 2012, 10:31 AM