Ryushin Haller’s Dharma Talks on Equanimity in Change & Uncertainty
(November 29th – December 5th, 2020)
Description and Details: As we bring awareness to the flow of thoughts and feelings that continues throughout the day, we start to see the particulars of our emotional and psychological make-up. That seeing helps us learn how to accept how we’re being and how we’re relating to our life challenges and relationships. Also, seeing and accepting helps us cultivate resilience and equanimity and discover the way forward in our life.
- Sun: PM Dharma Talk – Video / Audio
- Mon: AM Guided Meditation; PM Dharma Talk – Video / Audio
- Tue: AM Guided Meditation; PM Dharma Talk – Video / Audio
- Wed: AM Guided Meditation; PM Dharma Talk – Video / Audio
- Thu: AM Guided Meditation; PM Dharma Talk – Video / Audio
- Fri: AM Guided Meditation; PM Dharma Talk – Video / Audio
- Sat: AM Guided Meditation; PM Dharma Talk – Video / Audio
- NYT article: Your Brain is Not For Thinking
- Gift, by Czesław Miłosz
A day so happy.
Fog lifted early, I worked in the garden.
Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers.
There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess.
I knew no one worth my envying him.
Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot.
To think that once I was the same man did not embarrass me.
In my body I felt no pain.
When straightening up, I saw the blue sea and sails.
- Everything is Waiting for You, by David Whyte
After Derek Mahon
Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice. You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.
Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the
conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.