Non-self: Buddha’s Second Discourse

This past week, Sam guided the Sangha’s discussions. We listened to a talk by Joseph Goldstein, as well as one of his guided meditations, on the Buddha’s second discourse. In particular, we considered how dukkha arises as a consequence of identification with the body and with consciousness.

“Dukkha and Non-Self” by Joseph Goldstein,  2/9/18, IMS retreat The Path to Awakening,  49:07-1:17:30,

“Cutting through the identification with consciousness, the knowing mind” by Joseph Goldstein,  2/10/18, IMS retreat The Path to Awakening,  0:00-15:25

He also provided the pithy quote:

“We are here and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.”

― H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy