Fall 2011 Shamatha Retreat

90 Moving from coal to solar energy



Relying on hedonic pleasure is like a town that relies on a coal-fired generator. We begin to realize how much pollution this represents and seek more environmental friendly energy sources. In the same way we can begin to gradually shift into the "solar panels" of genuine happiness, by way of simplicity and contentment. Alan comments how even the Dalai Lama has stopped watching TV as he says it clouds his mind. Silent meditation starts at 8:30