How Feeling And Perception Become Craving And Clinging

by Peter Carlson on July 17, 2014

During this talk, Peter explained how feeling and perception function, transitional between raw sense data and higher cognitive processes.  When the mind isn’t well trained, feeling become craving and perception becomes clinging.  There was a guided meditation to illustrated concretely how to recognize feeling as feeling and perception as perception, that is, phenomena that are not a self, not “I, me or mine”.  This was followed by a lively discussion exploring the presentation.  Next week, Peter will engage a “domestic retreat”, during which he will function in a normal way at home, enhanced by more frequent meditation practice and integration into daily life routines.  This will be the topic for the next Dhamma dialogue.

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