The Buddha described three basic and interrelated insights into nature of reality that are revealed through a clear and deep attention. Called "the three characteristics," these insights include dukkha (unsatisfactoriness), annicha (impermanence) and annata (selflessness or emptiness). In the first of this three week series of talks, we explore the meaning of dukkha, how we directly recognize the varied expressions of dukkha and it's gift when met with full presence.
This talk explores the importance of taking care of ourselves, inner cycles of reflection and contemplation, and how our work on the cushion can impact the world. We learn the importance of joy and finding your own unique expression of service.