This week we listened to a talk by Jack Kornfield called "Who Am I? The Question of Identity” about how the practice of loving awareness allows a profound shift of identity from a small limited sense of self to spacious wisdom.
This week we listened to a talk by Gil Fronsdal called “Overview of the Meditation Practice.”
This week wrapped up the six week series "The Inner Art of Meditation” (Meditation for Beginners) with Jack Kornfield. This week’s talk was about integrating the practice into everyday life and ended with a guided meditation on LovingKindness.
This week’s topic was about integrating your meditation practice into everyday life. The point is not to be better at meditation, but to be more awake in our daily lives.
This week Jack talked about how our states of mind can color our entire world.
For this session we read and discussed the Guidelines for Mindful Dialogue as a way to foster a safe and intimate space in which to deepen the exploration of meditation and the dharma.
This past week, Jack began the talk with the analogy that training the mind is similar to training a puppy (which sparked much discussion).
Are you aware of how grasping pleasant experiences and aversion to unpleasant causes suffering in your life?