Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Upaya Dharma Podcasts - Awakening Beginner’s Mind

Nice dharma talk from Tias Little.

Awakening Beginner’s Mind

Speaker: Tias Little
Recorded: Wednesday Oct 27, 2010

UPDATE Nov 3rd 3:35 PM: Episode summary notes added.

UPDATE Nov 2nd 2:58 PM MDT: Due to an internal mix-up, this episode (show # 368) was published on Nov 1st with an erroneous title (“The Sword That Splits Into One (2)”). It is being re published on Nov 2nd with the correct title (“Awakening Beginner’s Mind”). The “auto download option (in iTunes, iPods etc.)” subscribers, will see a “second download” of this episode. Please use this updated version (duration: 58:50) and …. please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Tias begins tonight’s talk with a koan, where the teaching lies in the question … What? When we begin to embody the dharma we go back to the freshness of “what?” In the beginning of our practice, there is a structure that eventually is let go of and what is left is a readiness, or a freshness that can’t be choreographed. We begin to realize that our experiences are passing like bubbles. Beginner’s mind is about staying open to whatever arises. “Now” is continuous and ongoing.

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