When we meditate we cannot help but notice that whatever we experience comes and goes. This is an insight into one of the fundamental characteristics of our experience--nothing is permanent except impermanence itself. We can bewail the fact that nothing that presents itself to us "sticks around" or be happy about the fact that "this too will pass," but this characteristic of our experience--impermanence--is here to stay.
This blog chronicles the activities of a meditation group in Bancroft, Ontario and provides instruction in insight meditation. Meditation concepts are explained in terms of Western psychology and in terms of the Buddhist concepts from which this style of meditation derives. Dr. Alan McAllister, a psychologist practicing in Bancroft, is the author of the blog and the facilitator of the group which meets periodically for 8-10 sessions twice a year.
How to read the posts
The posts are arranged here with the most recent appearing at the top of the page. If you are new to the blog, you might find it useful to start with the first posts. Go to the blog archive on the lower right to access the posts in the order in which they were written.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
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