TEACHER: Jeff Warren
THEME: Always Negotiating
MEDITATION: Noticing the Push and Pull
INTERACTIVE PRACTICE: A Safe Space
Buddhist call it vedana. The subtle push or pull on sensations, on our general lack of neutrality. We are always negotiating: ‘I like this, I don’t like that,’ etc, ad infinitum. Gumming up the machinery with our preferences, our biases. So much energy expended to maintain our version of things. For this meditation, we’ll try to sneak up on our tireless vedana and explore what happens when we risk living, for a short period, without preference. Then for the interactive practice, we continue with our monthly series ‘WTF: Exploring Meditation Questions and Challenges.’ This week our topic is what it means to maintain a safe and inclusive community space. Not hilarious – it’s true – but important.