Impermanence and Non-attachment: Buddhist spirituality in everyday life
Wedgewood, Seattle | Requested donation of $20 | All are welcome
Impermanence and change are undeniable truths of our existence. What is real is the existing moment, the present that is a product of the past, or a result of the previous causes and actions. Because of ignorance, an ordinary mind conceives them all to be part of one continuous reality. But in truth they are not. Fortunately these mistaken views are also impermanent!
It is impossible to live in the world without attachments, or indeed to eradicate them. Our affections for others, the desire to succeed in our endeavors, our view of ourselves, our interests and passions, our love of life itself‐‐all of these are attachments and potential sources of disappointment or suffering, but they are the substance of our humanity and the elements of engaged and fulfilled lives.
Please join Rigzdin as he discusses antidotes to these kinds of suffering – how we can learn to let go of expectations that rule our lives, face the problems of this world with compassion rather than anger, and bring a sense of spaciousness and freedom to our interactions with others.