retreat center arizona meditation TMI The Mind Illuminated
Will power and achievement.
Q&A: Olympic athletes achieve tremendous things by apparent sheer force of will. This seems in contrast to the practices that we are learning here. Can you comment on this?
Master Culadasa comments on the observation that Olympic athletes encourage and exemplify extreme efforts at achieving worldly goals. The benefits to society are considered and contrasted to efforts that are aimed at helping all living beings end suffering.
Alexa Singer-Telles practicing in the tradition of Plum Village since 1991, with the ordination name True Silent Action, received lamp transmission as a dharma teacher from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2014. She is a psychotherapist and a weaver of mindfulness and the creative process.