70DVD Meditation Is Not About Feeling Good


1 DVD. This talk is about why we meditate. It's not about being comfortable or feeling good, but to have an open attentiveness to whatever is going on, a big sky mind that allows anything to arise and pass. Such non-judgmental openness to being with oneself is the basis of practicing the four limitless qualities, starting with maitri / loving-kindness. One widens the circle of compassion by opening the heart and mind to things as they are, right at the moment. Pema Chödrön discusses the 5 qualities that are nurtured when we meditate: 1) steadfastness; 2) clear seeing / emotional honesty; 3) courage to be with distress, painful memories; 4) attention to this very moment; 5) no big deal. This is talk 2 from the set called "Widening the Circle of Compassion". Recorded at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, May 1999. Approx. 96 minutes.

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