Amita Schmidt is a licensed clinical social worker with a focus on trauma and meditation. She was the resident teacher at Insight Meditation Society from 2000-2006. She is the author of "Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master." She also has practiced with Adyashanti, a teacher of non-dual awareness.
In times of difficulty and change, it is important to orient to what doesn't change, what is deathless. This talk gives you some tools/reminders on how to access the one unchanging thing. The talk also offers ways to unhook from your story and the mind's constant narrative.
Tonglen is a guided meditation of Tibetan origin that is a reparative response to pain. It is a meditation that actually helps create connection in the midst of suffering. Tenzin Choedrak, during his time of torture, made a daily dedication, "May some human greatness be accomplished through this suffering."
A podcast interview by Todd McLeod where we talk about Adyashanti, the root guru, pure zen, collapsing into the now, THIS IS IT, everything is one thing, dropping the illusion of the individual self, the survival instinct and evolution, you are the infinite, impermanence, and realizing exponential love.
May this be the year for you to Awaken. Strategies, tools, and insights to move towards awakening even in difficult times. This talk is also available via video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhZZONPLjoc
Questions about; 1) listening to the dharma 2) how to reset from difficult experiences 3)what exists after we die 4) facing environmental change 5)and using the momentum of the stress of these times to awaken.
If you have concerns about the future this is a meditation to access your Wisdom Self. This is a longer version (25 min) and there is a shorter version available as well (10 min). Many people find this meditation very helpful and do it regularly.