With a light hearted tone, the talk outlines five key areas of practice in working with the judgmental mind; Mindfulness, Somatic Practices, Heart Practices, Inquiry into habits and the role of wise friends, Spiritual Community.
An inquiry as to why we are motivated to make things - poems, paintings, stories, plays. The lives of three contemporary artists are examined - two painters and a playwright, and the parallel between our mindfulness practice and the creative process is explored.
We often see the Earth as just a territory to be subdivided and owned. Meditation helps us to move away from this as it provides us with a sense of connectivity and attunement with the Earth and all its creatures.
An overview of the Brahma Viharas (lovingkindness-compassion-sympathetic joy-euanimity) and the role they play in the path of transforming judgments through sharing stories, images and practical techniques.