The Pitfalls of Mindfulness Practice, the Promises of Making Mistakes

What are the ways in which some Mindfulness trainings conflict with others?  How can confusion bring clarity, even as clear ideas can lead us so deep into tangles?  Many of us were taught to meditate in quiet environments by teachers whose teachers’ teachers were Forest Monks, practicing in the blooming buzzing confusion that wild nature offers.  What can we learn from our roots?  Michael guided our reflections this week as we develop some of these themes that sprouted in last Sunday’s sangha.