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Understanding Our Mind: Healing Blocks of Suffering in the Individual and Collective Consciousness

With Kaira Jewel Lingo recorded on January 12, 2020.

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Drawing on Thich Nhat Hanh’s teaching on the different layers of consciousness, we will explore the nature of the seeds that sleep in the depths of our mind. We can each learn to be skillful gardeners of our own and others’ minds, watering the wholesome seeds and skillfully caring for the unwholesome ones. As we deepen in presence and familiarity with our minds, we can also begin to identify and heal larger blocks of suffering that lie under the surface, causing harm to ourselves and others. Kaira Jewel will share powerful examples of how we can begin to heal blocks of intergenerational suffering in the collective consciousness as well.

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