The Five Hindrances

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Mon, 04/04/2011 The Five Hindrances: Overview Tricycle Community Member Only 9:30
Mon, 04/11/2011 The Five Hindrances: Desire and Aversion Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 14:19
Mon, 04/18/2011 The Five Hindrances: Sleepiness and Restlessness Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 10:49
Mon, 04/25/2011 The Five Hindrances: Doubt Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 7:03

The Five Hindrances are obstacles that arise in our meditation practice—and in our lives—that throw us into confusion. They are: Desire, Aversion, Laziness, Restlessness, and Doubt. Each of them has its own way of knocking us off the path of practice, and yet, dealing with the Hindrances is our practice. If we had no negative emotional states to confront, we wouldn't be on the spiritual path at all! In this retreat, New York Times-bestselling author Sharon Salzberg guides us from the Hindrances to their antidotes, helpful metal states that will improve our lives on the cushion and off.

Sharon Salzberg has been an intensive meditator since 1971. A cofounder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, Sharon is also the author of such modern classics of Buddhist literature as Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, The Kindness Handbook, and her latest, Real Happiness, which earned a spot on the New York Times Bestsellers List. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. Read more about Sharon Salzberg.

 

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  • nicolavachon's picture
    nicolavachon commented on
    May 5, 2011, 7:51 pm

    Thanks a lot Sharon. I appreciate the clarity of your teachings. And they are so helpful. Salutations from Quebec,...

  • picsgirl's picture
    picsgirl commented on
    May 1, 2011, 7:48 pm

    Hello Sharon - in an act of seeing and dealing with my self- doubt, I am writing this first little note at the end...

  • lilianacrts's picture
    lilianacrts commented on
    April 30, 2011, 9:00 am

    Dear Will:

    From my minute experience practicing i like to suggest what works for me when i encounter moments...

  • SharonSalzberg's picture
    sharonsz commented on
    April 29, 2011, 6:07 pm

    That is very interesting. I am about to sign a contract for a book, real happiness At Work....not an easy thing to...