Forgiveness is an essential part of Metta practice so that the heart can stay open and the kindness flows out easily. In this talk forgiveness toward ourselves, asking and extending forgiveness with others and forgiveness towards life are explored.
Boredom is one of the mental states most difficult to understand yet a familiar companion in our lives. Boredom has much o teach us about the sources of wakefulness and is a doorway to understanding calm and equanimity.
Having entered the stream of the eightfold path, one becomes 'independent of the views of others'. This autonomy is the ground for a new way of being with oneself and the world. It deepens insight and expands empathy, leading to compassion and social engagement.