Venerable Pannavati explains that the head and heart are two different seats of knowing, and, although they exchange information, it's often hard to bring them in sync. But when we release all grasping to the aggregates that we take to be a self, we are left with a fullness, an abiding place in the heart that is Nibbana.
We arrive in presence by deepening attention in the body; relaxing and awakening through a body scan. That presence deepens as we bring our attention to the space of awareness that includes the changing flow of sounds, sensations and feelings. In that wholeness of formlessness and form, we discover our natural being - open, awake and tender.
Our Practice is to "wake up" from being asleep and not seeing our lives and experience clearly, with wisdom. We explore four ways that we see in a distorted manner, and explore the first two in this session, pointing to practices to help us see more clearly in these two areas.