On Tuesday nights, our sangha or meditation community meets in Sherman Oaks for a 40 minute meditation, a check-in (where members tell about the progress of their meditation practice or ask questions) and about a 30 minute lesson from our instructor, Daniel Davis. Here is what we learned this week:
In meditation, what is skillful and what isn’t?
Equanimity -– for example, imagining that we are mountains who can withstand all kinds of weather; that we are “solid” no matter what the “conditions” – is a tool for discerning what can be changed and what can’t.
What we are learning is how to use tools skillfully. Sometimes we might have the right tool but use it in the wrong way, and sometimes we may have the wrong tool altogether.