The Death Dhamma Podcast
Open and honest discussions with wise and skillful teachers about their experiences with life, death, and Buddhism. If you wonder how others on the path have dealt with death and dying and grief, be sure to listen in. Everyone has a story, a perspective, and a valuable lesson to share. Embrace death, live a full life and learn to love impermanence because nobody gets out of this alive.
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He has his own traumas that he reflects on. And he thinks deeply about how his karma has intersected with others.
It is important for all of us to find a way to process trauma, and Ken has found his path in the teachings of Shinzen Young. Specifically, a framework called Unified Mindfulness.
In most of these traumatic experiences, it is impossible to talk to the other parties who were involved. What Ken teaches us during this episode is that the only place he can do the work is within his own mind.
These things have happened. This is a historical fact. The only thing that can change is the way he perceives now. You have to have a technique of letting go and the ability to tap into equanimity.
For so many of us, taking the time to deepen our practice will help us develop clarity of mind, clarity of purpose, and work toward the ultimate goal of liberation from suffering. And along the way, impermanence will test you.
And as she searched for a new job, she also found herself searching for a monastery to live in. And it occurred to her, that this was the time, to take a break away from the ‘hustle culture,’ if not now, then when? She describes it like this, “…everything is kind of falling apart in your life and is creating this huge open space for you…”
You may find yourself, looking around and wondering if you are viewing Devas in human form. Beings living a life of pure pleasure, in as much as they control it.