This week I have mostly talked about the duality of life and our search for happiness and satisfaction within it. Over the coming time I will focus a lot on the most vital aspects of the practice. There are many things that are often left overlooked. Our practice might turn into a tool to “aggressively pursue happiness” for example, putting an enormous amount of pressure on our fragile heart. Such a duality is often overseen – but a very important point to discuss.
It is crucial not only to receive life as it is in this moment – but also HOW we receive it. The dual play between the observer and what is observed can teach us how to be at peace with ourselves and this changing world. It can teach us to be gentle, forgiving and wise. I wish that this collection of topics will help you to get through your next week with joy and ease – one kind step at a time.
Our Two Weekly Audio Teachings
Here we list our two recordings from last week’s classes. The classes are held every week at the Phuket Meditation Center and are for free. Everyone is welcome to join! You can find out more about the free sessions on this page: Free Meditation Classes. We hope to see you soon 🙂
EPISODE 153: Happiness and Duality
Is there true happiness to be found within the realm of duality where every single thing is in constant motion and everything constantly changes all the time? Can we find true release and peace even though the world is apparently imperfect? In this talk I am looking at Duality and how we can never find anything reliable within the realm of “stuff”.
EPISODE 154: Perfection and Imperfection
What is perfection? Does it actually exist? And what are we to do about imperfection? Is there anything in this universe that must be made perfect by us? And if so, where does the search for perfection end – as nothing actually lasts? In this talk I explore how to be at peace with apparent imperfection – or is it perfection after all?
Blog: Certainty and Uncertainty
In this post I reflect on a topic that’s particularly powerful when it comes to the fabrication of of fear, worry and anxiety. The assumption that there’s a controlling me that can somehow make the future certain gives rise to many sleepless nights. This belief is often coupled with the idea that this sense of self is inherently unworthy and doesn’t deserve happiness or love. While trying to find certainty it finds itself continuously reminded of uncertainty – and that’s painful to the little “me”.
Video: Happy Deathday
On our Youtube Channel, we invite you to have a look at what we do, enjoy our tutorials, ask questions and receive answers. Let us take you by the hand and introduce you to our little meditation channel. That’s where you can find lots of meditation tutorials and meditation teachings on video. Here you can stay in touch with us even after your retreat has finished. We look forward to see you there very soon 🙂
We hope that this little summary helps you with your studies and your meditation practice. Let us know down in the comment section below if you need anything – we are always ready to do our best in order to help you with your practice. We send you much love from Phuket and hope to see you (again) at one of our events soon.
About The Author
Tobi Warzinek has been working as a spiritual guide and mentor since 2009. His journey started in early 2002 when he entered the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling. He spent approximately 7 years in the community and studied the Tibetan language, mind-training and various meditation methods. Additionally he trained in traditional monastic debate and Buddhist philosophy. In 2011 he subsequently began practicing within the “Forest Tradition” in Thailand. Altogether he has dedicated his life to the exploration and refinement of introspection throughout the past 18 years. You can connect with Tobi on his page or on facebook.
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