What is insight and how does it occur? In this audio Jagaro discusses The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and what Insight Meditation is, and uses some wonderfully simple analogies to explain the process of awakening to the truth of reality. He also discusses the importance and function of insight meditation as a companion to concentration meditation, and how the two work hand-in-hand to deepen understanding and thus wisdom.
This wisdom is not a thought-based understanding but a direct experiencing of reality as it is, often known as right view and right understanding. Through examining the body, feelings, thoughts and all mental phenomena we come to see the nature of all things and the ground-less ground from which they rise from and return to. This full view allows us to release attachment to our suffering and live with a unbounded sense of calm and ease.
1 hour 30 minutes
- 30 minutes teaching
- 30 minutes guided meditation session
- 30 minute group discussion