10/14/2012 – Doubt: the Fourth Hindrance

Joey guided our reflections on doubt, sparking our discussion with excerpts from two dharma talks:  Joseph Goldstein on Doubt and Aversion and How They Influence our Lives and Practice

Tara Brach’s dharma talk, Trusting Our Secret Beauty, can be found here

Though time prevented even an excerpt of a third talk being included in our time Sunday morning, for those who wish to explore Doubt further, Joey recommended a talk by Kristen Katz on the role of Faith in Buddhist practice.

The wonderful Rilke poem quoted was an excerpt from the Duino Elegies:

The nothing you are grasping

Do you still not know how little endures?

Fling the nothing you are grasping

out into the spaces we breathe.

Maybe the birds

will feel in their flight

how the air has expanded.

Translated by Joanna Macy & Anita Barrows

And the handout Joey distributed has been added as an attachment right here: Doubt PDF