Avi: As we form our worldviews, more and more parts of our experience become ordered, automatically tiled over with convienient conceptual tags. Yet even the most comprehensive conceptual schema has its limits. What I call “the rock face” is the very edge of your constructed reality. It’s where sense meets non-sense, where the rational comingles with … Continued
Avi: We’ve spent the past few years trying our best to stay grounded in the midst of the pandemic’s uncertainty. Now just as the new year is beginning, a new wave of the disease is hitting us, and understandably it is easy to lose touch with the practices that centre us. In those moments, we … Continued
Avi: The Greek philosopher Plato argued that everything exists in relation to the Good. Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, Justice: good to have, seek, and serve. If anything is of value, it is in virtue of the Good. To kick off this month of practices about values, we meditate upon the Good.
Avi: I’ve felt especially cooped up as the winter stretches on and on together with the lockdown. While we can’t travel through the outer world, our imaginations can open us to endless worlds most beautiful. In tonight’s meditation we will explore the theme of flight with a guided visionary journey.
Avi: The Pali term mudita has no direct translation into English. It is a mirror image of the practice of karuna (compassion). Whereas in karuna we practice positive mind states in the face of suffering, with mudita we do the same with happiness. I like to think of it as generalized gratitude. Whereas in gratitude practice, … Continued