Student: “What is the most important thing?”
Teacher: “To remember the most important thing.”
The moment we begin a meditation practice we are challenged by the power of the distracted mind. This is the “first insight” of mindfulness – that the mind wantonly and persistently keeps leaving the chosen object of our attention. Only when we continue to practice, do we become familiar with our capacity to remember and to see clearly into present experience. This is called training the mind. It is what sets us on the path of awakening.
The capacity to remember is the “super power” of the practitioner, but it doesn’t happen reliably without conscious practice. What are the practices which lessen our tendency to be lost and confused? What are the sneaky obstacles to remembering? In this day of practice, we will identify those patterns that ensnare us in forgetfulness as well as the qualities of heart/mind that set us firmly on the path of awakening.
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LOCATION: Tucson Community Meditation Center
1231 E. Edison Tucson, AZ
DIRECTIONS: One block S. of Grant and 2 houses W. of Mountain Ave.
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TEACHER: Anna Douglas, Ph.D., is one of the founding teachers of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and a member of the Teaching Council, and the founder and guiding teacher of Insight Meditation Tucson. She has taught classes and retreats in the Insight Meditation tradition nationwide for over 30 years. She has a background in psychology and the arts, and offers ongoing psycho-spiritual mentoring for students. Most recently she has offered classes and retreats for those 55 and over who wish to explore the spiritual opportunities of aging, illness, and dying. She divides her time between the San Francisco Bay area and the Sonoran desert of Arizona. insightmeditationtucson.org