The six sense spheres are the basis by which we experience the world. The Buddha provides a concise and liberating teaching in the Bahiya Sutta on these six sense spheres. The talk outlines the practice, the benefits and the power of this practice to free the heart from confusion.
Awakening awareness in the body is the portal to resting in boundless and dynamic presence. This guided practice scans the body from feet up, and helps us inhabit all parts of our body. As we open to the aliveness and space inside the body, we discover a permeability that allows us to inhabit the universe of aliveness and space, form and formlessness. With this homecoming to whole beingness is an intrinsic experience of freedom.
Mindful awareness of our bodies is a portal to full aliveness, wisdom and love. These two classes will explore the trance that takes us away from our body, the pathways home, ways of working with pain, and the gifts of an embodied presence.
An exploration of the balance between effort and enjoyment, bringing awareness to some common biases in the practice and some ways to increase enjoyment
(A talk given on-line to the Bellingham Insight Meditation Society, Washington)