This talk gives an overview of the continually changing terrain of
practice-- the various seasons of the heart, which expose us to all
sides of human experience. A question is then explored: where is
progress on the path to be found if we keep cycling through the same
seasons of the heart?
The Buddha's discourse on refinement of mind from the Anguttara Nikaya describes the process a practitioner experiences in moving from grosser types of attachment to more subtle and refined ones. This talk focuses on how the practice affects our thoughts, words and actions as we continue our journey of awakening.
To arrive in the here and now means to acknowledge the truth of the present
moment where we find ourselves. Most of us have found ways to avoid the
present, so as to avoid facing difficulties. This talk identifies strategies
we use to keep from arriving and explains how living with integrity will
allow us to arrive more easily.