Dukkha is dependently originating with tanha (demands), demands are dependently originating with preference, preference is dependently originating with unquestioned belief in the subjective arising of vedana. But more and more peace is possible.
1st guided meditation of the retreat, steadying into the present experience of body-heart-mind unification. Riding the wave of the present moment in intimate connection with breath & body sensations or sounds near and far.
Introducing the theme of the retreat: Insights To Live By, by defining insight (as Rob Burbea has) as ways of relating to life that bring freedom here and now. Insights are transferable between us, between sessions of meditation, and very possibly between all aspects of our lives.