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The [Poisoned] State of the Union

On the evening our beleaguered president gives his first State of the Union address, I give mine. I talk about the early Buddhist framework for understanding the world in terms of three interwoven causes of pain and unskillful action: The 3 Poisons of greed, hatred, and delusion.

Meditation: the Central Column as felt alignment leading to Eliot’s “still point at the center of the turning world”. How awareness of the senses can open us to the perception of deep settledness even as everything fluctuates around us.


Talk: Greed, Hatred, and Delusion, people.


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