18 May 2012
Alan reviews the nature of mental suffering and the strategies for dealing with it in each of the three methods of Shamatha.
Silent meditation 23:17 — 48:30.
Also, a talk about the ease of retrieving Shamatha-related skills, though they may seem to deteriorate; the “best friends” of the four immeasurables; and our capacities for discursive meditations, including the “hired guns” of intelligence, imagination, creativity, and concentration.
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