During this talk, Peter reviewed the progressive development this training represents: first establishing stable focused attention informed by  benevolent intention, then using vipassana skills to see the transient nature of internal self-states, followed by the practice of tonglen (compassionate transformation of unwholesome self-states to wholesome flows), and the ability to integrate this into self-responsibility, that is, not displacing responsibility for one’s distress on others.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk: CULTIVATING SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

The focus for next week’s discussion will be on skillful ways to resolve confused and conflicted self-states.