Concepts and beliefs- Part 1

Beginning this week, I’d like to look at certain concepts that often come up in our meditation practice that we take for granted, or may not even pay attention to at all.  The Buddha pointed to them, but sometimes meditation teachers and writers have been a little less than rigorous in defining what they’re talking about. Here’s a few of these concepts that are great for investigating during your meditation:

  1. Authority: who are you going to believe…and why?

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20180709-our-ability-to-stand-up-to-authority-comes-down-to-the-brain

Beliefs

The self

Clinging

Consciousness

Any requests?

From Heather for additional talking point: Reassurance or some concept indicating the positive support that is needed and provided by a teacher.

Recommended film from Heidi:

A provocative social experiment-turned-documentary, KUMARE follows American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi as he transforms himself into a wise Indian guru, hoping to prove the absurdity of blind faith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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