Chas DiCapua is currently the Insight Meditation Society's Resident Teacher, and has offered meditation since 1998. He is interested in how each person can fully and uniquely manifest the dharma. He teaches regularly at sitting groups and centers close to IMS.
The truth of the way things are is constantly being played out in front of our eyes. Because of delusion, we don’t see this and instead see things incorrectly. By connecting deeply with any object though, we can see through the delusion and apprehend its unsatisfactory, impermanent and selfless nature. Recently on retreat at the Forest Refuge in Massachusetts, an encounter with a night light taught me this dharma lesson that I’ll share with you.
How does renunciation naturally arise? It is a conditioned phenomena like everything else and will naturally arise when the conditions are supportive. What are those conditions and how to bring them about - is the theme of this talk.