A probing exploration of the movements of faith in our practice. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we are always placing our faith somewhere. What do we have faith in? What shapes our sense of limitation or possibility? And how do faith and confidence deepen?
In the second session on practicing with thoughts and emotions, we complement the first session's focus on the more receptive practice of mindfulness. After a review of mindfulness, we explore three more active approaches: (1) deepening mindfulness through inquiry, (2) invoking wisdom through clear comprehension, (3) providing antidotes through invoking lovingkindness, compassion, and other beautiful states.
A reflection on how to work with the challenges we all encounter in meditation. by recognising craving, aversion, sloth, restlessness, and sceptical doubt as visitors which obscure our deeper truth, we can free ourselves from their grip, revealing the natural pure radiance of the heart and mind.