August 20, 2012

Letting Go of Self As a Path to Freedom: Week 3 of Josh Korda's Retreat

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Josh Korda welcomes us all back to his Williamsburg, Brooklyn abode for week 3 of his retreat, Making Friends with Your Demons and Hungry Ghosts: Buddhist Tools for Recovery. This week Josh takes a look at personality-view, the mistaken understanding that we are fixed or locked into our personality and limited in our capacity to achieve liberation or happiness. The Buddha's teaching is a transpersonal outlook that reminds us of the universal nature of human suffering. Though the mind experiences all things as personal and we weave our suffering into narratives of self-pity, Buddhist practice offers us the space to step outside of our small-ego view and see the universal in our experience. As Josh explains, the immanance of change becomes a teacher as we step out of self-clinging and addictive behaviors.

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