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Evolving Dharma: When Every Mystical State You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough

at Gratitude*NYC
Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
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This is a talk about the evolution of evolution. In traditional Asian Buddhist settings, meditation is often taught according to a linear model of development, with various experiences and “attainments” expected along the way. In Western contexts, though, much of this is generally lost, with meditation sometimes seen as way to simply relax. What are some of the mind-blowing, heart-opening experiences that arise as part of the meditative path? How can we understand their value, and limitations, on the path to liberation?