10 Jun Meditation + Talk: Innate Goodness
Stephen began practicing daily meditation in 1976. Since then, he has studied Buddhism extensively – investigating and engaging in Zen, Tibetan, and Western nondual traditions. Stephen was authorized to teach in 2007 by the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, a Burmese meditation master and renowned scholar. In 2009, he coauthored Practicing the Jhānas, exploring concentration meditation as presented by Pa Auk Sayadaw. His latest book is Buddha’s Heart: Meditation Practice for Developing Well-Being, Love, and Empathy, released November 2020.
I hope you find it helpful, and you are welcome to join my free Wednesday Meditations – open to everyone!
These teachings are offered freely, at no charge.
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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.