How to practice in daily life, or whenever there is more going on than on the beneficial fabrication of a silent meditation retreat. Primarily we'll develop vibrant tranquility (samatha) via getting to know body-heart-mind, cultivating gratitude and mettā, and nourishing a spacious breath and body awareness. Once we've established attentional stability via this relaxed diligent attitude we can investigate and inquire into experience (vipassanā). The vipassanā techniques suggested in this meditation are more fully explored in other guided mediations on this retreat, and at DependentOrigination.org/resources
Opening the concept of meditation (bhāvanā) from a stillness and steadiness practice to the full scope of the 8-fold path. How do we live with wisdom and compassion? What supports an interactive, engaged, and awake life, and what reveals it?
What does dukkha mean? What does a path with the ending of dukkha mean to us? How do we feel about a fading sense of "I, me, and mine"? What is the unfabricated? And other enjoyable deep and meaningful questions.
Expanding out of Experiential Fusion (being lost) into Meta-awareness (knowing) we come back to life. Realigning to our place in the universe (Copernicus) or our place among other beings (empty-interconnectivity) has a similar flavour. By being more honest, humble and kind, we rediscover and recreate flexible wise aliveness.