BUDDHISM AND MEDITATION
This talk is about how the mind creates the illusion which we live in within the context of Buddhist thought. We will talk about what the Buddha discovered about the nature of reality during his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree and how he came to discover these truths.
We will talk about the nature of causality and dependent origination as well as the mechanisms behind various Buddhist meditation practices. The talk will be based on Scripture and the recorded experiences of monks and long term meditators. The talk will give context to why we meditate and what is meditating for. These ideas frame Buddhist cosmology and psychology as well as the path to radical freedom.