Here is Thay talking about Gladdening the mind and cultivating wholesome mental formations:
Here is the song ‘Alone Again’ – which sets to music Thay’s poem ‘Recommendation’:
And here is ‘Winter Song’ by Joseph Emet – which I suggested conveys a sense of ease and contentment:
I suggested we could identify positive mental formations by reflecting on:
- Those of our parents, grandparents and ancestors;
- The qualities that make our friends fun to be with, and on
- The qualities that have helped us through challenging times.