Roshi Joan Halifax – BHNN Guest Podcast – Ep. 01 – Reversing the Dynamic of the Defended Heart

Defended Heart

This talk from Roshi Joan Halifax looks at reversing the dynamic of the defended heart, and finding strength in vulnerability.

Roshi reflects on:

– How our practice can confirm our inherent strength to uphold ourselves in the midst of any conditions.
– To practice or realize fundamental equanimity and stay absolutely tender-hearted.
– “We are plagued by fear–fear in the experience of a separate and solid self. Which we need to define and defend.”
– At times even our own spirituality can be put out there as a defense.
– Love is a meltdown that re-establishes a more unified base of brilliance goodness and sadness.

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