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.
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.
All conditioned things (read: everything) are constantly changing. These were the Buddha’s last words to us. To the degree to which we are able to live this truth is to the degree that we end our struggle with life and live in this world with happiness and ease. All aspects of this retreat including the sitting and walking instructions, the dharma talk and even the format of the retreat will incorporate the teachings of change.