Facilitated by Will
- Settling in and guided meditation to develop awareness.
“Wisdom replaces ignorance in our minds when we realize that happiness does not lie in the accumulation of more and more pleasant feelings, that gratifying craving does not bring us a feeling of wholeness or completeness. It simply leads to more craving and more aversion. When we realize in our own experience that happiness comes not from reaching out but from letting go, not from seeking pleasurable experience but from opening in the moment to what is true, this transformation of understanding then frees the energy of compassion within us. Our minds are no longer bound up in pushing away pain or holding on to pleasure. Compassion becomes the natural response of an open heart. We can see this very immediately and directly in our meditation. When we settle back and open to what’s happening in each moment, without attachment or aversion, we are developing a compassionate attitude toward each experience. From this attitude that we develop in our practice, we can begin to manifest true compassionate action in the world.”
“Seeking the Heart of Wisdom – The Path of Insight Meditation” by Joseph Goldstein & Jack Kornfield
- Silent Meditation – 35 minutes