Clinging and the Vicissitudes

This talk describes how we can have stability of mind even when changes happen in life and we take it personally, thinking things shouldn’t be as they are.  We can guard the sense doors and know how to meet with awareness the worldly dhammas of gain and loss, praise and blame, pleasure and pain, fame and disrepute. When we know this, we can meet experience in the way that it is, not in the way we thought it should be. Offered May 2013 in Washington, United States.