True Nature

DATE: August 13th
TEACHER: Kevin Lacroix
THEME: True Nature
MEDITATION: Separations Within the Whole
INTERACTIVE: Industrial (True) Nature Walk

Kevin: The word ‘Nature’ can be a useful shorthand when we want to distinguish between the world of trees, lakes, mountains… and the world of, say, cars, smartphones, condominiums, pipelines, politics, etc. But whence* does that distinction – or any separation in our experience, for that matter – actually arise? A.H. Almaas writes about the indivisibility of ‘True Nature’. In tonight’s meditation practice, we will tune into the divisions we create in our experience, and in doing so, perhaps getting a taste of the ‘True Nature’ to which Almaas refers.
In the second half, we will walk this practice out into our neighbourhood’s industrial landscape and see if and how it might influence our sense of what is ‘nature’.
*Yes, I said “whence”. Blame Shinzen.


I started meditating in 2010, seeking to work with a disquieting insight: I felt like, if I stopped being busy I would disappear. I needed to be busy to validate my existence. My daily grind of endless to-do lists and deadlines had been driven by – and distracting me from – the deep-seated feeling that … Continued

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