1. In our first meeting we explore healing, the calling to be a healer, and being on a healing path. How do you experience others? Do you take it on? Do you become drained and exhausted? Are you attached to results? Are you able to find ground as you engage in life and in your work with others?
2. What are the causes of suffering? Through guided meditation, we experience direct connection with the three doors of body, speech, and mind. Through reflection, we discover how we disconnect from the ground of being and react to the world externally and within. Each door offers a pathway back to our true state of being. Through drawing our attention inward to the stillness of body, the silence of speech, and the spaciousness of mind, we can find a sense of inner refuge that has qualities of spaciousness, awareness, and generative warmth.
3. What supports the healing path? What is our ultimate refuge? We explore connecting to the source of healing within us, the power of awareness, and the healing warmth that arises spontaneously from our connection to this source. First, we train our mind to rest and discover the ground of being. Second, we release judgment, hopes, and fears and discover pure awareness, the light that illuminates the darkness of suffering, the light of infinite possibilities. Third, the healing warmth of genuine presence moves into expression.
4. We will introduce the informal practice of the Three Precious Pills, and how to apply to daily life and work. Recommended reading: True Source of Healing. We will talk about the commitments of the program, the importance of developing direct experience, naked awareness, and understanding hosting one’s experience.