How can we possibly stabilize any type of spiritual practice or realization in the face of all the crap that the world throws our way? In this talk, Michael addresses this issue by suggesting that practicing in the face of beauty is no different than practicing in the mess of daily life. Meditation helps us manage this process by showing us a way to meet all experience with complete relaxation.
Hexagram 10 is named 履 (lu3), "Treading". Other variations include "treading (conduct)" and "continuing". Its inner trigram is ☱ (兌 dui4) open = (澤) swamp, and its outer trigram is ☰ (乾 qian2) force = (天) heaven.
"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