April 11, 2011

The Five Hindrances: Can't Desire Be a Good Thing?

Desire as a hindrance doesn't mean intentionality, it doesn't mean strong ardency to get things done, all of which can be very positive. It means clinging, attachment, grasping.
-Sharon Salzberg

Week 2 of Sharon's ongoing Tricycle Retreat on the Five Hindrances begins today. To participate please become a Tricycle Community Supporting or Sustaining Member.

 

Sharon Salzberg's new book Real Happiness is available to Tricycle Community members for the month of April with a 20% discount, free shipping in the US, and free e-book for instant download.

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acernera@gmail.com's picture

Mark Epstein's book "Open to Desire" is great on this same subject.