We each have the potential to live with a compassionate, open heart. In this talk we explore the conditioning that closes us off to authentic caring, and the ways of deepening our attention that help us live to include widening circles of beings in our heart.
In the balance of embodiment, in the pause between cognition and articulation, between impression and reaction, is the space where true responsiveness can occur. It is here that the Enlightenment Factors arise.
The realm of our experience has external and internal aspects - such as society and culture; breath as sensation and breathing as energy; and spiritual friendship and deep/wise attention. In all cases, the skill is to bring the two together.