Unlike his normal dharma talks, this podcast is a recording of a presentation he gave to the Walnut Creek, California, Integral Transformative Practice group. For the most part Michael describes the three levels of awareness, nirmanakaya, sambhogakaya, and dharmakaya. At each level, he suggests that there are various traps and snares to consider as we walk the spiritual path. And yet Michael also suggests that there is a way that helps us avoid these impediments.
"A Sangha is a community of resistance, resisting the speed, violence and unwholesome ways of living that are prevalent in our society. Mindfulness is to protect ourselves and others. A good Sangha will lead us in the direction of harmony and awareness. The substance of the practice is most important. The forms can be adapted." ~ Thich Nhat Hahn