This 2-day program will consider three questions about the nature of awakening and contrast various techniques culled from the history of liberation-oriented practice.
1. Do the 3 Vehicles of Buddhism lead to essentially similar experiences?
2. How do these experiences relate to those described in the mystical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism?
3. How feasible are these deep awakening experiences for a non-monastic/householder practitioners?
Dedicated in memory of Ruth Denison, the Talk explores traditional and innovative applications of the First Foundation of Mindfulness, including
Calming the Bodily Formations and nervous system, the wisdom aspects of mindfulness of the body, and mindfulness in all the postures and activities.
The pathway to our awaken heart includes deep recognition of our barriers to love, and as we open, the courage to express our love. This talk includes a reflection and practice that can support us in inhabiting our full capacity for loving presence.