A Skilful Dance: The Three Characteristics Of Life and The Winds of Dharma

With Ralph Steele recorded on June 7, 2020.

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(Please note that, due to problems with the video streaming platform on the day of this session, this talk was unfortunately not recorded in its entirety.)

In this session Ralph explores using the Winds of Dharma to gain insight into the Three Characteristics of Life. The ocean of consciousness can be equated to life’s characteristics of impermanence, suffering, and no-self. It’s a skilful dance in being mindful of the characteristics and especially during the bad times in life.

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