Our habit is to try to manage our experience from a mental control tower. This meditation awakens us through the body, and then invites us to rest in that vast presence that includes the changing flow of life. When we inhabit that openness, there’s a natural arising of peace, wakefulness and tenderness.
The most profound question in spiritual life is “who (or what) am I?” This talk explores ways of inquiring into the nature of awareness, and the blessings of embodying the realization of our radiant, empty essence. This audio talk was first offered at the 2011 IMCW Fall Weeklong Retreat, and it includes several guided reflections.
We’re part of a culture that is sacrificing a stable climate and the well-being of future generations for short term gain, short term convenience and pleasures. There's ongoing questions as to what values we hold and what we do to honour those values. The talks outlines the the beginnings of run-away climate breakdown, the range of felt responses, failure of the collective imagination, behavioural denial, ecological debt and how facing that can be a type of awakening, the sense of sacredness, other dharma perspectives, and questions about responses.