The experience of Craving

The Buddha spoke of Craving as the primary cause of our suffering in this life, and while we can intellectually understand that wanting things to be other than they are can be problematic, really noticing what that Craving feels like is not so obvious. That level of awareness is particularly challenging when the ancient texts do not give us examples from our modern life.

This Sunday, Payton attempted to make the felt sense of Craving more clear to all of us so we can start to explore ways to recognize and interrupt the thoughts, feelings, and reactions that stem from that unexamined mental imbalance.

We listened to excerpts from the talk “Dharma and Technology: Craving and the Arising of Self” by Anushka Fernandopulle, which you can listen to here: