The crucial focus of Impermanence

This Sunday, Wendy presented Mark Nunberg’s talk “Allowing Impermanence and Uncertainty to Transform the Heart”. We explored the mind’s habit of ignoring impermanence and taking false refuge in a fixed self. The practice of bringing awareness to the changing nature of things, including the self itself, is a path to alignment with reality and freedom from attachments. As Thich Nhat Hanh put it, “It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” 

You can listen to the talk by Mark Nunberg here:

There’s also a guided meditation which we partially listened to during our gathering:

Here is a link to the “Long Live Impermanence” article by Thich Nhat Hanh referenced in Mark’s talk: