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CAN WE KNOW THE END OF THE WORLD? Online Video/Audio. 90 mins. with Christopher. Guided Meditation. Talk. Q and A. Via Sangha Live. Sunday 7 February 2021

This week, the news told us more than 100,000 people in the UK have died from Covid-19 in a year. That’s the fourth highest of the 215 nations. One in 63 people in Britain currently have Covid-19. That is more than one million people at any given time.

We might find ourselves thinking about life, death and the end of the world.

Areas of Science give priority to the future and ecological disaster unless we change our behaviour. The end of the world for sentient life could be getting closer as the world slowly gets hotter and hotter.

Areas of religion refer to the end of the world. ‘The end of the world is at hand.’
People regard death as the end of the world for them., whether secular or religious.

The shared common view states death is the end of the world for the secular and the religious.
Is this the most common view of humanity regardless of belief or not in an after life?
Is there a way to see and know the end of the world without reference to the above beliefs/views/concerns?
Is there a deep liberating truth embracing life and death?

The human experience of the ‘world’ consists of consciousness inter-acting with sense objects and the mind.
The world seems to consist of a world of diversity of things and diversity of views about things.
One view might claim we all live in the same world and another views claims we live in different worlds.
Claims of what is true, half true and false abound.

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Can We Know the End of the World?

Dharma teachings point to the ‘end of the world.’
Can a depth of meditation and reflection reveal the end of the world?

This question lies at the heart of the Buddha-Dharma.
Session includes a 30 minute guided meditation on the ‘world’ and pointing to the end of the world.
A Dharma talk follows for 30 minutes on the theme.
A Question and Answer session for the final 30 minutes.

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10 Links to Essays. Mindfulness. Transcriptions. Inquiry. Free Online Course and Interview with Christopher

  1. https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/mindfulness-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-an-essay-sub-title-part-one-what-was
  2. https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/mindfulness-of-the-corona-virus-an-essay-part-two-what-is
  3. https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/mindfulness-of-the-coronavirus-an-essay-part-three-what-might-be
  4. https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/application-of-mindfulness-in-the-west-part-one-of-two
  5. https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/application-of-mindfulness-in-the-west-part-two-of-two
  6. https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/transcription-of-zoom-conference-on-the-coronavirus-with-israeli-dharma-teachers-part-one
  7. https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/transcription-of-zoom-conference-on-the-coronavirus-dharma-teachers-and-others-in-israel
  8. https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/who-am-i-40-common-views-about-ourselves-with-brief-commentary
  9. https://www.christophertitmussblog.org/join-our-free-online-mindfulness-course-in-times-of-caronavirus-38-short-videos-click-on-link-below-for-comprehensive-information.  Free online Mindfulness Course with 38 short videos for those who Stay-at-Home. Course available on  our Platform and Youtube.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVxyp-oGPdY&feature=youtu.be. Suma Gowda from India and living in USA interviews Christopher in his home. Title: Freedom from Future, Present and Past. 90 minutes.

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An Experience is Not the Point. It is the View that Matters. Live Teaching. Worldwide Insight. Sunday 13 May, 2018 at 19..00 UK time. Do Join

We will explore this theme on Sunday 13 May, 2018 at 19.00 with Worldwide Insight, via online video. https://www.worldwideinsight.org/

A deep application of attention includes the sustained application to any important experience. This includes  a vast range of happy or painful, spiritual or conventional experiences.

There is the view of the experience and the experience.

What is a fresh way to see an important experience?

Does the view of the experience matter more than the experience?

An Experience is not the Point

We might imagine that the Dharma points eventually to a profound experience (s) to transform our life.

There is the potential to have a wide ranges of experiences. These include childhood, emotional, secular, religious, mystical, spiritual and insightful experiences.

Yes, clarity and wisdom can emerge out of the variety of experiences. We can keep our heart and mind open to the variety of experiences.

An experience essentially consists of a movement or non-movement of the heart-mind-consciousuness.

An experience arises due to the conditions, stays due to the conditions and passes due to the conditions.

There is no such thing as an everlasting experience.

A view based on a deep experience does not confirm the realty. We can have experiences of oneness, non-duality, the now, expansive realms, experiences beyond words and profound changes in consciousness. We can experience I am That or I am not That.

We do not have to put any experience whatsoever into an ultimate state or relegate any experience into a a mundane category.

Liberation and awakening ends any clinging, dependency or view based on any experience. Liberation and freedom do not fall into the box of experiences. This is a great relief.

Seeing and knowing this allows all experiences to present themselves for a whiie, stay and pass.

Sunday Evening (UK time)

We will explore our relationship to experiences.

Do join us live on Sunday evening on the international screen.

Home page of worldwide insight will tell you your time at 19.00 (UK) on Sunday evening.

 




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