My World and the Barking Dog


Through learning to cultivate a still mind you come to understand how you create your own suffering, but also learn how to let it go.



Karen Piggin 

I was at this retreat and the barking dog was certainly a challenge! Āloka starts by reminding us that Dharma training is a 24/7 commitment, that we need to keep catching ourselves and returning to the present moment. By discovering silence we can start to work with ourselves and ultimately shake the foundations of what we believe to be reality. By considering “the dog” and “I” and our relationship with the event, we can go directly to the source of our suffering. This talk offers insight in looking at aspects of our lives that we cannot control, learning to accept these, and take them into the expansiveness of the stillness.

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