We believe that the now is more important than past and future, there is an essence behind personality and we have to work through our stuff to get to our Buddha nature. Truth dissolves these dualities.
We continue our exploration, with a review of why, in the contemporary west, it’s important to develop a fuller sense of relationship as practice, and what the prerequisites for this practice are, in terms of Buddhist resources. Then we explore how in relationship there can be a full sense of inner awareness and roundedness (the “I”), awareness of and xxx toward the other (the “you”), and a third “body” (the feid of the “we”. We use experiential exercises to explore this.
Turning away is so natural to us but we must turn toward the aggression within us if we want to overcome it. Our practice is to do this, be patient with what we find, and learn to let it come and go rather than fix it. Then we will be able to act with kindness, and to change this world inside and out.
Relearning the meaning of effort in our practice.. Including the practice of Bodhicitta as a means to ignite the impetus/courage to open to difficulties that might arise. When we have the freedom of all beings at heart we are motivated by compassion to do what must be done.