Inner Critic: Looking at how the mind state of 'the critic' can undermine our practice and giving some useful tools of working with it. Healing aspect of Qigong: What is the relationship of 'healing' with awakening of body, heart and mind?
"The spiritual path moves through cycles. The key is balance."
The talk journeys from the ground of ethical conduct through developing concentration, working with doubt, developing insight, working with dukkha of many types, to stabilizing in equanimity and opening to and integrating awakening.
The talk outlines the Three Characteristics (change - suffering - not self) and the Three Subtle Characteristics (emptiness - suchness - not with the object). Teachings on the 4 Seals and the 5 Aggregates are also offered.