Bonnie Duran, Dr.P.H., began Buddhist meditation practice 30 years ago. She is currently participating in the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training and is a dharma leader at the Seattle Insight Meditation Society. An associate professor of public health, she directs the University of Washington’s Center for Indigenous Health Research.
This talk reviews the Vipallasa Sutta: the Buddha's teachings about the distortions of the mind on our perceptions, thoughts and views. It gives examples of how distortions of view impact the speaker and how we might work backwards to clear up distorted perceptions based on what we know about the nature of ignorance (Avijja)
This talk begins with the 3 kinds of Dukkha and Tanha (Craving). It then outlines how mindfulness transforms Dukkha through (1) HOW we focus, (2) WHAT we focus on and the (3) VIEW we take in our focus.