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Practicing in Ordinary Life: Continuity of Mindfulness

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Teacher: Tuere Sala
Date: 2016-10-18
Venue: Seattle Insight Meditation Center



When we really think about it, the only point of all our efforts in practice boils down to what we do in any given ordinary moment. An ordinary moment can pass without notice, can pass through a lot of reactivity and aversion or can get pulled away from a clutched heart wishing it could last forever. Yet it is in our ordinary life moments that practice comes alive. This month we will look at two aspects of practicing in ordinary life – the continuity of suffering and the continuity of mindfulness. Liberation can be found in both. In the continuity of suffering we practice within the cyclical nature of suffering. Gradually becoming increasingly aware of the way out of this circular trap, inherent within the moment. In continuity of mindfulness we practice within the strengthening nature of mindfulness. Gradually deepening our capacity and confidence in seeing each moment for what it truly is – an ordinary moment in the natural flow of life.


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