Interrupting reactivity and responding with love

Our sangha continued its master class this Sunday on how to respond to challenges in our lives and in our world. Lorilee offered a lecture by Ajahn Sucitto, delivered during winter retreat this January, which took us into the subtle, deep layers of how our sankhara or mental conditioning is created, and how as yogis and buddhist practitioners we can understand, slow down, and deconstruct this habitual process. Developing this skill allows us to choose a different response. This is activism at its roots.

You can listen to Ajahn Sucitto’s talk here:

Lorilee also played an excerpt of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel peace prize acceptance speech, which you can watch here: