74 Compassion - Focused on Our Blatant Suffering

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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