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This week Vessantara is giving daily talks on The Buddhist Centre Online for the Urban Retreat. His talks are all on metta (loving-kindness), which is also the focus of his book, The Heart. If you’d like to find out more about the book, here are some excerpts from our interview with
Talks by Doug Duncan Sensei, introductory level
But why is it that we don’t just drop our clinging and the suffering that goes along with it? The harsh reality is that we prefer the familiar, no matter how much hurt we are hanging onto, when the only other option is letting go into the unknown. Rather than face the enormity of there being no substantial self, we quickly opt for distraction.
Take two minutes to listen to and reflect on Sensei’s new podcast, extracted from a talk given on Dec. 10, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan: All Suffering is Self-Created
The transcript is built in to the mp3 file in “Lyrics”. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the podcast through iTunes. Or find the transcript at: http://podcast.clearskycenter.org/