Mindfulness for Freedom: Freedom from Habits to Freedom from Self
We all have habits of mind and behaviours that undermine and sabotage our deepest intentions; whether compulsively judging ourselves or others, inappropriately expressing frustration or anger or harmfully using food, drink or drugs to try to escape the traps we find ourselves in. It seems that part of what it means to be human is to re-enact the same frustrating habits again and again.
In this session, Angyu Devin Ashwood introduces practices and teachings that invite us to attend, open to, and release habitual patterns of mind and body. Drawing on his personal and professional experience as well as both the earliest teachings of Buddhism and it’s later evolution in the Soto Zen school, we work together to explore a path of freedom that liberates psychological patterns as well as the delusion and self-clinging at the root of all suffering.
This session is from Worldwide Insight’s Healing & Insight series which ran in 2016. This series explored the sharp end of suffering – including addiction in its broadest sense, depression, physical and mental pain, and stress – through the lens of the Buddhist teachings.