Emptiness Series Talk 1 Not Self Experience

Excerpt from Ajahn Amaro’s talk on not-self experience 1:18:23 – 1:23:10: “…(when) engaging…in meditation, and things come together in such a way that you have a very clear moment, and…in that moment everything is… obvious to the mind…there’s a very...

Neutral Feeling as an Entry Point to Not-Self

Intensely pleasurable contacts often trigger desire and grasping. That reaction creates tension and solidifies a sense of a “me” having this contact. Neutral feeling, though, offers an opening to a radically different experience, to equanimity, peace, and seeing that...

Not Taking a Stand

On the path to awakening, we realize the impossibility of searching for safety by “taking a stand” on the many views, preferences, and identities we adopt. Understanding these as empty, dissolving phenomena, we turn instead to accepting reality as it is....

Resting in Emptiness

As meditators, we are increasingly drawn to emptiness, even in our daily life. The signs of this growing attraction are revealed by an inclination to refrain from adding mental activity to a moment but preferring stillness and silence. When confused, we think we’re...