30 Compassion and the Suffering of Change

27 Apr 2011

Alan Wallace guides us in a 24-minute meditation on compassion, furthering this aspiration to recognize a deeper dimension of suffering — the suffering of change. This type of suffering is brought about by attachment and craving.

The meditation begins at 17:45 in the recording and is followed by a brief, silent meditation.

Alan then speaks freely for a short while and then answers these questions:

1. What are the minimum requirements to teach shamatha?

2. At what point is the secularization of Buddhism skillful and useful?

3. When you say that craving is always a seed of suffering, and I look at my own experience to examine this statement, while it is true often, sometimes it is not true. Can you help explain this?

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