Dukkha is contracted and selfish. What happens to the heart-mind when we open in empathy, care, and kindness to all kinds of beings? What happens when we include all locations we can imagine? What happens when we include future generations into the most distant times we can imagine? An ethically wise and kind opening of dukkha contraction is a taste of freedom.
Chanting. Guided meditation on the breath; ways to avoid instrumentalising meditation. Dhamma talk on leadership. Comparing the Queen and the Buddha, qualities of leadership the Buddha promoted, as well as leadership in the sāngha.
This talk explores the deeper meaning of "Taking Refuge in the Buddha." This is not simply honoring or being inspired by the historical figure who lived 2,500 years ago. Until we see the Buddha right inside of us we are missing the point of what that teacher was trying to have us awaken to. We will look at various teachings that point to discovering the Buddha within.