TEACHER: Jeff Warren
THEME: Practice enlightenment
MEDITATION: What if here is exactly where we need to be?
INTERACTIVE: Practice holiday party
Jeff: One of my favourite life and meditation practices is called “practice enlightenment.” It comes by way of Dogen, the famous Japanese founder of Soto Zen, and is a kind of antidote to spiritual striving. What if you were already exactly where you needed to be? In this way, we practice our own “enlightenment,” moment by moment. It’s a superb practice for lazy people and I intend to ruin your motivation forever. Then, after we practice knowing there is no where to go, we will mill around with each other in a confused way, looking for the holiday party we are already at. Now that’s freedom!