Tuesday, 30 August 2016

This week @ Beaches - knowing our minds



Our minds are well intentioned, semi-skilled friends. Yet they are possibly the most important players in our experiences of life. We need to know them well.

I've been reading an excellent book by Nobel Prize winning researcher and author, Daniel Kahneman. It tells the story of two types of thinking that occur within our minds every day: fast thinking and slow thinking. These thinking processes work well for us most of the time. But they are also imperfect and can lead us astray...sometimes wildly!

This week at Sangha I'm going to share some of the key insights about these aspects of our minds, including some simple practical demonstrations to link it with our known experience. The better we can know our minds, the more clearly we can see our experiences as they really are - a core part of dharma practice.

I hope you can make it.

Also, a reminder that there is a family retreat being held in October out at Gorrick's Run where children are welcome to attend with parents. You can find more details here, or speak to Betsy on Thursday night.

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