Cambridge Secular Buddhists Message Board › Collective Activity for the week of February 28
|A former member||
Last night we had a wonderful discussion inspired by the collective activity. Many of us felt that this attitude of allowing awareness is a life-long practice. In the interest of supporting this courageous investigation of our experience, we decided to continue this activity for one more week.
A key aspect of mindfulness practice is getting to know our experience just as it is. This attitude of looking at our experience is often called bare attention.The collective activity for this week is to entertain the possibility of turning bare attention toward a difficult experience. When you notice that you feel like you are suffering, is it possible to examine the experience with curiosity? What do you notice in your mind? Do you notice a story about your experience? What are you noticing in the body? How is this experience expressing itself in the body?The acronym RAIN may be a support as you experiment with looking at difficult experience: