Patience

Practicing patience is the wisdom of no escape. We abandon the fantasy that we can manipulate reality to always find pleasant contacts. It’s not a mistake and we haven’t done anything wrong when unpleasant experiences return again and again. That’s just the way...

Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation

These talks were given by Pat Tallman, a lay practitioner with over fifteen years experience, practicing mostly in the traditions of Vipassana as taught by S. N. Goenka and Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation (TWIM) as taught by Bhante Vimalaramsi. He teaches at...

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...

Becoming

One of the primary reasons we meditate is to observe in real time how desire ensnares us, how we become inhabitants of stressful worlds. When we fully understand this process, we are one mind-moment away from liberating the mind from its compulsive roaming and habit...