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Chaos and Clarity 1

Intention and working the edge of practice, the three difficult points as described in The Great Path of Awakening, being specific in one’s effort, faith as the willingness to open to whatever arises, finding clarity through relaxing and resting in what arises, clarity as the nature of mind, meditation instruction on complete experiencing


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Chaos and Clarity 2

Not getting caught up in distractions, overview of retreat content, form as all sensory experience (the difference between observing and experiencing): posture and sitting, walking, and interacting with objects, four reactions at the level of sensory experience


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Chaos and Clarity 3

The relationship between what is experienced and experiencing; is form an illusion?, the worlds of personal and shared experience, objective reality as an abstraction of individual experiences, meditation instruction on working with sensory experience


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Chaos and Clarity 4

Knowing things completely, the four factors of emotional chaos: prejudice, shutting down, contraction, and envy; the purpose of life in the world of shared experience v. the purpose of life in the world of personal experience, meditation instruction on working with the four factors of chaos at the level of emotional experienc


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Chaos and Clarity 5

Follow-up on life’s purpose in the world of personal or total experience, practice questions from meditation instruction in CAC 4 and from life experiences, how to transform prejudice, shutting down, contraction, and envy


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Chaos and Clarity 6

The four factors of chaos in awareness: disturbance, fixation, control, and dependence; meditation instruction on experiencing these factors


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Chaos and Clarity 7

Explanation of purposes behind a paired exercise held earlier in day, reading from the Diamond Sutra’s passage on being ruled or not ruled by objects, expansion on various commentaries regarding above passage, Q&A regarding material covered during the retreat