Mindfulness, or sati, is a term that has saturated American society and beyond. We as meditators may consider ourselves to have a deeper or more authentic understanding of what this term means, potentially even proclaiming it the driver of our practice. When we find ourselves lost in the fast pace of modern life though, there is benefit in revisiting this particular aspect of the eightfold path in order to slow down and regain our intention. For without sati our actions and thoughts are grounded in reactivity, but with sati is choice. Therefore, “sati is the inflection point of freedom.”
Andrea and the sangha joined together in cultivating this stronger sense of freedom this past Sunday with a talk by Jill Shepard that offers some fresh perspectives on wise mindfulness.
You can listen to the talk here: https://dharmaseed.org/talks/66309/