Annie Nugent has practiced since 1979 and was an IMS Resident Teacher, 1999-2003. Her teaching style aims to reveal how all aspects of our lives can help us come to a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.
Compassion can show itself in a soft and quiet way, but it can also be quite fiery too. However it shows itself, at it's core is the deep resonance and understanding of suffering – and the wish to alleviate it.
The awakening of this first step on the path gives us the impetus to practice. As understanding grows through continued practice, ultimately we come to a place of unshakable faith – born out of tasting the Truth of the dharma.
"Sometimes we might think we are quite eqanimous, until something comes and disturbs that equanimity....
true equnimity is not based on having outer conditions a certain way, but is totally impartial to how things might be in any given moment. It comes about as the result of wsidom arising through diligent practice. "