Dharma Talk: Ultimate Liberation is to Overcome the Craving for Being

Venerable Pannavati
with Venerable Pannavati

3/24/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Friday evening) at Seattle Insight Meditation Center, (2729 6th Ave. S., Seattle, 98134) (Map It)

We live in the shadowland of "I" consciousness. This illusion of "I" is rooted in seeking meaning of "who" and "why". But, awakening begins through contemplating "how" and "what". Redirecting the inquiry allows the stilling of thought, entry into an unfettered realm of timelessness and the ending of karma. A  slight shift in inquiry can be the difference between liberation and bondage in this very life. Friday night will lay the foundation for inquiry from the suttas followed by a 30 minute meditation. On Saturday, each hour of practice will offer a brief instruction, meditation, reflection on that meditation and group dynamics. Intermittent qigong exercises will be employed to maintain energy for arousing right effort. Bring earplugs and eye mask or handkerchief.


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