Bodi Leaf

Transforming the Five Protections: Sense Desire

Friday, January 21, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Online Friday Evening Talk

With Rebecca Bradshaw

This month we will start a four-month exploration of what are traditionally called the five hindrances, five challenges that arise in our practice that block us from fully settling into life as it is. I prefer to call them five protections: sense desire, aversion, sloth and torpor, restlessness and anxiety, and skeptical doubt. We will explore engaging with these energies with mindfulness and friendliness, allowing them to liberate themselves within spacious awareness. 

This weekend we will start with sense desire, the mind that gets caught in wanting and trying to obtain and hold onto what is pleasant, and see how desire can be transformed into spacious connection, embracing life free from grasping. 

Friday night we will set the framework for engaging with these five challenges/protections, and Saturday morning we will practice together with sense desire.


Once you have registered for this talk, you will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link.

To sign up for the Saturday retreat only, or the combo talk and retreat, please go to "Online Retreats and Workshops" and click on the "The Seven Ingredients of Awakening: Equanimity" retreat/combo link. 

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