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Sunday, October 6 • 09:00 - 10:30
Freeing the Heart (Vipassana Meditation) - Whit Hornsberger

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Freeing the Heart - The Practice of Vipassanā Meditation

The Buddhist path is a soteriological, or liberation seeking tradition of ancient India, designed and intended to liberate us, through our own efforts, from the burden of suffering.

And vipassanā, or insight meditation is the direct-way towards that goal, the cessation of suffering, as laid down by Gotama Buddha over 2600 years ago. The Buddha expounded that we suffer because we don’t see clearly the true nature of our embodied existence. In his own words, “we have dust in our eyes.” And accordingly, this conditioned inability to see clearly is what keeps humankind entrenched in the seemingly unrelenting cycle of unsatisfactoriness and concomitant suffering.

In our time together we will discuss, according to the perspective of both the Buddha’s and the speaker’s own experiential insights, why we suffer, what vipassanā meditation actually is, and how with patient endurance each of us can tap into our innate ability to see clearly the true nature of ultimate reality, freeing our hearts from the shackles of suffering.

Details:
  • All Levels Welcome
  • Dhamma Talk + Meditation

Speakers
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Whit Hornsberger

Yoga
In his mid-twenties Whit found himself drowning in darkness, after a knee injury ended his athletic career. The wisdom and traditions of Buddhism has healed him. After this he dedicated his life to honouring the teachings that saved him.


Sunday October 6, 2019 09:00 - 10:30
7. De Balie - Salon Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam