Coogee Buddhist Group

Meditation = Freedom

On Tue, 15 August, 2017 - 11:05
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dharmalata

Meditation = Freedom

The Buddha taught that the goal of all his teaching and practice was freedom. But what is this freedom? Someone asked me that during the retreat we had this weekend just past and my initial response was ‘Well I think you need to ask that question of yourself; what does freedom mean to you?’ but since then I’ve thought about it some more and I’ve approached it more from the angle of what are we freed from? To that question I was able to formulate some answers based on my own experience. Ethical practice and meditation have helped free me from worrying so much about what people think of me, alienation from others due to being critical and judgemental and anxiety due to fear of consequences of unethical actions ……. these are just a few. I think I am more free of being a habit slave to things I don’t really see as valuable that soak up much time and energy. The clarity one starts to develop mean we are more in the driver’s seat of our choices and actions.
Most people find that meditating with others is a powerful support to their aspiration to meditate
So ….. if it feels useful come and meditate with us 

Thursday     7 - 8.30 pm
Sunday        8 - 9 am 

Metta
Dharmalata and on behalf of Padmadakini

 

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