Nathan Glyde has been practicing and studying meditation since 1997, and sharing teachings on retreats since 2007. In 2004 he co-founded SanghaSeva whose retreats emphasise wisdom and compassion in ecological and humanitarian service.
A guided meditation and talk (at least somewhat) inspired by Matt Mullenweg's bio: I can think, I can wait, I can fast and Nir Eyal's book Indistractible we explore the "don't scratch the itch" meditation and dependent origination teachings for freedom and well-being.
Saṅkhāra points out that in every moment of life there is a phenomena in attention and atmosphere of attention that is shaping it. This happens on a retreat and in the whole of our life. Is our meditation practice of deep listening and skilful cultivation only useful on the ‘cushion’ or is it a tool for awakening in very moment of life?
Exploring wisdom ways of looking to bring insight into our practice, where paying attention is the key. Seeing the inconstancy in all things opens the possibility for greater sensitivity. Seeing the rating of all things by the enjoyment or distress they might offer as just an opinion, rather than fact, opens the possibility of more ease and delight.