Renunciation is an important topic in the traditional teachings of the Buddha, and is commonly misunderstood. In today’s talk, Reggie explains that renunciation is not about turning away from our relative lives, but instead is a natural outgrowth of meditation practice. Renunciation spontaneously occurs when we stop following our habitual impulses and expectations in everyday life and connect with what is called in the Zen tradition “our true life.”
This week’s episode features a talk originally recorded at the 2005-06 Winter Dathün, a 28-day meditation retreat held annually at the Blazing Mountain Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado. To download the complete teachings from this retreat, visit our store.