Retreat: Dharma, Identity, and Uncertain Times (Part 1 of 4)
Who are we in uncertain times? Does it matter? What is identity? Can the dharma strengthen and support our sense of identity? What about non-self? These are questions all practitioners struggle with throughout their practice. Our sense of identity can come from race, gender, culture and even the roles we act out of at work, at home and at our sanghas. In the darkness of uncertain times, identity can bring with it a great deal of suffering both real and imagined. Vimalasara and Tuere explore the nature of identity in uncertain times and the emotional difficulties that arise within it. We let stillness and insight guide us into a clearer understanding of who we are both as a person and as practitioner.