Craving causes suffering-but what causes craving? This talk explores how craving is caused by an underlying sense of deficit or disturbance-and how repeatedly internalizing experiences of core needs being met helps "de-fuel" the fires of craving.
What goes on in the mind when we remember things we have sensed, felt or thought in the past. It is through this activity of perception, and our attachment to it, that we have a very real sense of the past.
During the closing transition days of IMS's Three-Month Retreat, there were some group discussions about IMS's diversity initiatives. Bonnie Duran led a group for people of color (POC) meditators, and Joseph Goldstein spoke to and led a discussion with the non-POC group. His intention was to provide an introduction to the work IMS is undertaking in undoing racism and other diversity issues, and to describe his own personal exploration in this area.