These sessions are grounded in the framework of The Four Noble Truths, the Buddha’s first teaching after his Awakening. The Four Noble Truths—dissatisfaction, desire, cessation and the path—offer us a perspective on the inevitable joys and disappointments that life brings, as well as a way to integrate our spiritual understanding with the ordinary experiences of our lives.
Those who see worldly life as an obstacle to Dharma—DOGEN ZENJI
see no Dharma in everyday actions.
They have not yet discovered that
there are no everyday actions outside of Dharma.
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As we come to the end of the year, with days of leisure and enjoyment before us, we wanted to leave you with a few recommendations for dharma books that you can take with you this holiday season. Our selection is deliberately eclectic, so we hope you find something that speaks to you, no matter your level of interest, experience or life situation.
This is a set of individual sessions with Charu, designed to help us understand our propensities and the type of work that is aligned to them. Most of us divide our lives into sections like work, family, interests etc., and look for each of these to provide us with different types of satisfaction. We then hope that putting them all together will give us the happiness that we are looking for.
The focus in these sessions will be to take us away from this thinking and explore different ways ‘to be that one self which one truly is’ (Soren Kierkegaard), thus making our life a seamless whole with the potential to provide lasting happiness and contentment in everything we do.