The "bases of power“ or the 4 paths to empowerment a) in the context of the suttas and b) in the context of everyday life. A non-canonical detour that maps the pattern of the "empowerment won by ardency, perseverance and concentration of desire / energy / mind / discernment“ with the archetypes; a and a possible reflection on the pattern of seeking success and empowerment in our own life.
Description: (A) Short exposition of S 53,3 / S v 112: When to practice which particular awakening factors. (B) Exposition of S 51,1 / S v 102-105: a look at a terse text and a commentary’s helpful suggestions.
Coming to retreat people often ask themselves "What are we doing and why?" This talk explains the basic principles of vipassana, why it's so transformative and attitudes that support the deepening of that transformation.
A key element in spiritual awakening is wise and compassionate investigation. This talk explores how investigation and inquiry (the use of questions) serves emotional healing, intimacy with others and the deepest realization of who we are.