07 Dec Meditation + Talk: Effortless Effort – The Wise Effort of No-Self
This Wednesday Night Meditation included a 49-minute meditation and discussion, and a 26-minute talk and Q&A about Effortless Effort: The Wise Effort of No-Self.
Guest teacher Stephen Doetsu Snyder began practicing meditation in 1976. He has studied Buddhism extensively, including Zen, Tibetan, Theravada, and Western non-dual traditions. He was authorized to teach in the Theravada tradition in 2007 and the Zen schools of Soto and Rinzai in 2022. He is a senior student of Roshi Mark Sando Mininberg. Stephen encourages students to turn toward their true nature and embody their true identity. He is the author of four books, including Buddha’s Heart and Demystifying Awakening.
I hope you find it helpful, and you are welcome to join my free Wednesday Meditations – which are open to everyone!
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Generosity itself is a beautiful practice that opens and gladdens the heart, relaxes the contraction of “self,” and ripples out into the world to touch many people – and perhaps, eventually, even oneself.
Additionally, many expressions of generosity are not about money. People offer attention, encouragement, and patience many times a day. Sometimes we withhold when it would be so easy, actually, to listen quietly for another minute or to offer a word of appreciation or simply a look that says, “I’m with you.” Try being a little more generous for a day and see what happens.