Joyful Stillness – April 20-25, 2011 (2 of 6)

Joyful Stillness
5 day Easter Samatha-Vipassana Meditation Retreat
Upasaka Culadasa at Manzanita Village, California
April 20, 2011 – April 25, 2011

“When the mind is uplifted by joy the body becomes all tranquil” – Buddha

Audio Parts: 1 2 3 4 5 6

This dharma talk begins with a question about handling physical pain during meditation. The terms pain and suffering are defined; and their importance as the key concepts of the first noble truth are discussed. “Letting go”, equanimity, acceptance, and non-resistance are touched on as the conversation continues. Culadasa describes his own recent abdominal surgery as an illustration of the effects of maintaining equanimity.

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