The last meditation of the retreat: feeling into the benefits of our time of practice, and wishing them to be a support that can touch all beings: especially those who really need the peace and calm, the kindness and compassion, the clarity and wisdom at this time.
This guided meditation was offered at Cloud Mountain on June 9, 2021 for the retreat "Dispelling Our Delusions: Exploring the Vipallasa and Drawing Inspiration from the Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns".
Impermanence: a cornerstone of dharma teachings and a place to live from and come back to no matter where we are in our practice. Impermanence can bring us into contraction or expansiveness. It ultimately points to our own impermanence, and what we need to wake up to before we die.
We spend many life moments in a trance of thinking. This meditation awakens the senses through a body scan, and attention to sound. We then rest in the presence that can come alive in the gap between thoughts—the presence that is our true home.
The essence of the spiritual path is realizing, trusting and living from our natural awareness and love. This talk explores the two key pathways that help us awaken from the trance of identifying as a limited, separate self. It includes several guided meditations and a period of questions and response.