This week we will continue with our series on Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. The next chapter is on Enthusiasm, Zeal or Heroic Perseverance. What keeps us inspired to practice? How can we counter-act the three causes for laziness? What are the three inspiring causes for happiness? What’s the difference between negative and positive pride? What are the four powers that can fuel our practice?
Our conditioning is to feel separate, creating an "other" out there, and often being at war with ourselves. By cultivating a committed presence we awaken beyond this conditioning. This talk includes stories and reflections that identify limiting beliefs and reveal our intrinsic oneness and love.
Anxiety and Aversion are the proximate causes of disconnection in our lives. This talk explores the ways that mindfulness and investigation take us from a life of impulse and reactivity to a conscious, responsive life.