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.
This talk address several potential pitfalls in practice – notions about concentration and mindfulness, thinking that nothing is happening in practice, feeling half here and half not, and “doing” the practice.