Unsatisfactoriness

The Second of the Three Characteristics of Existence

In this eight-week course, we will investigate the unsatisfactory and ungovernable experience that often characterizes our lives. The Buddha taught that suffering arises due to our attachment and resistance to change. With practice, it is possible to meet unsatisfactoriness with equanimity, thus opening the door to insight. Contact the center if you want to sign up:
info@commongroundmeditation.org

Eight Mondays, September 16 – November 4, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Optional sitting period

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Week 8 Audio

posted Nov 8, 2013, 2:52 PM by Scott Jensen   [ updated Nov 8, 2013, 2:52 PM by Scott Jensen ]

Week 8 Meditation

Sorry for the buzz due to continuing technical difficulties

Week 7 Audio

posted Nov 2, 2013, 1:09 PM by Scott Jensen   [ updated Nov 2, 2013, 1:09 PM by Scott Jensen ]

Due to technical problems, the meditation portion was not recorded.

Toni Packer's teaching on dukkha

posted Oct 29, 2013, 1:48 PM by Mark Nunberg   [ updated Oct 29, 2013, 1:48 PM by Scott Jensen ]

See attached file below from The Wonder of Presence by Toni Packer, Chapter 15 What is it that Dies?

Passage below from David Whyte's The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship

What we withhold from ourselves is he willingness to understand our own imperfections. The strategic, intellectual self, looking in from the outside, cannot have the experience of sheer physical vulnerability that the deeper internal self must gain to walk through the door of self-compassion. Just as we must leave our partner with certain struggles that are entirely their own, so we must leave our deeper self alone to suffer through the confrontation with its own flaws and imperfections. By letting ourselves alone in this radical way, we actually demonstrate a freeing form of love for that emerging inner person. (335)

Week 6 Audio

posted Oct 27, 2013, 2:01 PM by Scott Jensen   [ updated Oct 27, 2013, 2:01 PM by Scott Jensen ]

Additional Article

posted Oct 22, 2013, 8:44 AM by Mark Nunberg   [ updated Oct 22, 2013, 8:44 AM by Scott Jensen ]

Week 5 Audio

posted Oct 17, 2013, 5:29 PM by Scott Jensen   [ updated Oct 17, 2013, 5:30 PM by Scott Jensen ]

Week 4 Audio

posted Oct 17, 2013, 5:26 PM by Scott Jensen   [ updated Oct 17, 2013, 5:26 PM by Scott Jensen ]

Week 3 Audio

posted Oct 5, 2013, 8:36 PM by Scott Jensen   [ updated Oct 5, 2013, 8:36 PM by Scott Jensen ]

Additional Readings

posted Sep 26, 2013, 10:27 AM by Mark Nunberg   [ updated Sep 26, 2013, 10:27 AM by Scott Jensen ]

I have scanned a few pages from Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein's book, Seeking the Heart of Wisdom and Bhante Gunaratana's book Mindfulness in Plain English as good resources in our study of Dukkha.

Week 2 Audio

posted Sep 24, 2013, 10:49 AM by Scott Jensen   [ updated Sep 24, 2013, 10:49 AM by Scott Jensen ]

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