In Dhamma practice we aim to establish positive roots that can nourish our everyday actions and behaviors. We train in setting aside what is unskillful and causes stress, and lingering in and strengthening factors for awakening. The 5 indriya offer a beneficial domain for such cultivation.
Dukkha is dependently originating with tanha (demands), demands are dependently originating with preference, preference is dependently originating with unquestioned belief in the subjective arising of vedana. But more and more peace is possible.
This week we will continue with Roger Walsh's essay: "Ten Principles to Know to Contribute Strategically". These principles provide a big-picture context for understanding our current dilemmas, unearthing their deepest roots, and revealing the deepest and most effective responses. This is part of a series of talks on the importance of holding a positive vision even through the storm.
1st guided meditation of the retreat, steadying into the present experience of body-heart-mind unification. Riding the wave of the present moment in intimate connection with breath & body sensations or sounds near and far.