Awakening from the Trance of Separation - We all have conditioning that can keep us at war with our inner life, and fuel violence in the world. These universal tendencies can block our natural attunement and capacity to respond with compassion to life. The practices of presence allow us to recognize this conditioning and awaken to the truth of our connectedness, to the wisdom and love that make peace possible.
A guided instructional sit, beginning with Metta meditation and expanding into the purposes of reflection. Instructions continuing the practice of attending, investigation with allowance and deep appreciation.
We believe that the now is more important than past and future, there is an essence behind personality and we have to work through our stuff to get to our Buddha nature. Truth dissolves these dualities.
We continue our exploration, with a review of why, in the contemporary west, it’s important to develop a fuller sense of relationship as practice, and what the prerequisites for this practice are, in terms of Buddhist resources. Then we explore how in relationship there can be a full sense of inner awareness and roundedness (the “I”), awareness of and xxx toward the other (the “you”), and a third “body” (the feid of the “we”. We use experiential exercises to explore this.