The awakening factor of investigation moves us to look deeply into our experience, acknowledging that there is always more to understand in the simplicity and mystery of being alive here and now. As we learn to bring a deep and open-hearted curiousity to our each moment and to our very existence itself, without taking any position on our self or this world, life can open to reveal the deepest truth of freedom.
We can be aware of many objects in meditation. It's also possible to turn our attention to awareness itself. The talk explores what happens when we do this. Is awareness findable? Does it come and go? Is it conditioned? And what is the value of meditating like this?
The Buddha's teaching on Dependent Origination are among his most profound and challenging. This teaching clearly shows how ignorance leads to suffering, and implicit in this is the way out of suffering.