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Transforming Our Poisons - Liberating Our Choices

by Shraddhavani (2020)

In this meditation, Shraddhavani invites us, first, to engage with the facts about our contributions to climate change through basic activities such as eating, living in our homes and travel. She then asks us to get in touch with those seemingly simple, everyday feelings that tend to govern our choices in these areas –– the feelings of wanting, resistance and not knowing, which we as Buddhists can relate to the poisons of greed, hatred and delusion. Finally, she leads us through a process for transforming these poisons and creating the conditions for different choices through the wisdoms of the archetypal Buddhas Amitabha, Akshobya and Vairochana.

This led meditation was part of a Touching Earth: Buddhist Approaches to Care of Nature retreat at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, Newmarket NH, (offered online) November 2020.