Opening Talk for a retreat where the silence, sitting and walking of Insight Meditation and the movement of QiGong are seamlessly woven together into a form that invites us to gently explore the ways in which we define and limit ourselves, allowing insight into our true nature to arise, freeing us to live in a woser and more compassionate relationship with ourselves and the world.
The Buddha's discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness offers many instructions and techniques that guide us in our investigation into the true nature of things, opening to the insights, the experiential knowing, that liberates the heart and mind. What is the true nature of things? How does insight liberate? This talk, by way of commentary on parts of the discourse, explores the relationship between mindfulness, insight and liberation.