This talk will include advice on how to investigate craving, and can be applicable to any experience of craving in our lives. For those who also plan on attending Chas and Rebecca's retreat, it can provide detailed instructions and inspiration for practicing mindfulness of eating while on retreat.
In spiritual life, inquiry arises from our deep yearning to understand reality, and it involves bringing an interested, engaged attention to our immediate experience. These two talks explore how inquiry serves emotional healing by focusing on difficult “stuck” places, how inquiry enables us to become more intimate and understanding of others, and in the deepest way, how inquiry can reveal the deepest truth of what we are…our true nature. The talks include several guided reflections that can enrich your meditation practice and serve spiritual awakening.
"True inquiry doesn't land on an answer. It opens to a mystery that's meant to be lived."
After a brief review including practicing with "gross" impermanence (and death), we focus on (1) practicing with more subtle, moment-to-moment impermanence, (2) or some characteristic challenges to practicing with impermanence, and (3) on how practicing with impermanence takes us more deeply.