74 Contentment and Mudita

23 May 2011

This afternoon’s session begins with a 50 minute Dharma talk in which Alan Wallace invites us to consider whether we are content, satisfied, perhaps even willing to rejoice in the current trajectory of our individual lives. He talks about balancing between the two extremes of being utterly disappointed with ourselves and being complacent with the way things are. He then explores the possibility of feeling gratitude towards the difficult people and circumstances which have impelled us to this present moment of mudita.

The unguided meditation is not included in this recording.

Q&A with the group begins at 49:10.

1. Can you talk more about bracketing the practices that you call balancing earth and wind, and earth and sky? What is their source, what is their purpose, and what is the benefit?

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