The mind becomes crowded with our thoughts, impressions, plans and worries. But what’s the bit that’s not occupied by all of that? Stability and confidence are available in that space, to meet what is arising.
Guided meditation on the 6 senses, contact, impermanence, ends with chant of the 5 subjects for frequent recollection and a traditional Theravada blessing in English, chanting together with Ayya Santacitta. Offered as part of an online weekend retreat with White Heron Sangha.
Spiritual hope opens us to possibility and energizes us to manifest our potential for love and wisdom. In contrast to attachment or egoic hope, which is the grasping for what will benefit a separate self, spiritual hope arises from trust in the openhearted awareness (bodhichitta) that is always and already within us. This talk explores how, as individuals and as a society, we can nourish spiritual hope, and create the grounds for healing and radical transformation.