Meeting Suffering head-on

Lorilee, who brings to the table a career in medicine as well as years of practice on the cushion and on the mat, asks us to reflect on ways in which we have turned to Buddhist principles to alleviate suffering — in particular, chronic or severe physical or mental pain.  How successful were these at the time? And, looking back, what benefits did they bring or fail to bring over time?

When we suffer, we might ask ourselves: who is suffering? Where is the “I” that is suffering?

This week, Lorilee played excerpts from Sylvia Boorstein and Kittisaro to prompt our group discussion.

Kittisaro’s talk is available here:

Sylvia’s talk is available here