Living in Balance
January 16, 2024
Dharma Talk - Equanimity is one of the four main enlightened emotions. It allows us to be with what is with wise attention and grounds the three heart-centered emotions of loving kindness, compassion, and sympathetic joy.
Discussion - How does one distinguish true equanimity from pseudo equanimity?
January 23, 2024
Dharma Talk - Equanimity is not passive or indifferent. It is the active and energizing emotion of a balanced and awake mind.
Discussion - The most common delusion we have is to give our thoughts more credence than we should. Meditative discernment helps us to assess what is just a belief and what is true.
January 30, 2024
Dharma Talk - The eight worldly winds of buddhist teaching outlines a set of four opposing states which exist in our lives. Our preferences for these states often push us off balance.
Discussion - participants discuss their thoughts on using curiosity as a tool to be with an experience that may be unpleasant as well as how shame can knock us off balance.
February 27, 2024