This Sunday, Wendy led the discussion on the topic of “Unentangled Knowing”, based around a talk by Guy Armstrong. The talk is here:
The discussion centered around the central four links of the Buddha’s conceptual chain of “Dependent Origination”: Sense contact, which leads to Feeling tone, which leads to Craving, which leads to Grasping. Wendy (and Guy) echoed the Buddha’s opinion that the easiest place to work with one’s own experience is in the gap between Feeling tone and Craving. That is, once we notice that an experience is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, we can develop some control over getting hooked by that experience and either craving more, pushing it away, or becoming bored or distracted.
Wendy’s wonderful chart showing these four links is here: