This talk, presented by April Koester, focuses on a Tibetan term, shenpa, translated as attachment, but more provocatively termed hooked, made well-known by Pema Chodron, the American Buddhist teacher and author.  An alternative rendering for \shenpa is craving and clinging, important concepts in Buddhism, representing how the experience of impulsive reactivity we all are subject to creates distress and confusion.  April talks about how Chodron’s teaching was of great benefit to her when she was experiencing problems earlier in her life, along with suggestions regarding how to set aside the hook while meditating and during everyday life.  Others in the meeting also share how they experience shenpa and their approach to setting craving and clinging aside.