In our hearts we all long to be released from the ongoing suffering inherent in unsuccessfully seeking satisfaction through sensory experience. The liberating heart of dharma is revealed when we come to rest in the realisation that what we are looking for has been right here all along.
The primary element in meditation is training to awaken from the trance of thoughts. This class explores two key ways that mindfulness supports this awakening. The first is using wise reflection to discern if thoughts are imprisoning us in fear or serving healing and freedom. The second is recognizing when we are in the virtual reality of thinking, and learning to "come back" to living presence. It is by inhabiting this non-conceptual presence that we have access to the love, wisdom and freedom that we cherish.