This week’s talk, given by Meditation Instructor Jim Dunn, is entitled, “Authentic Freedom,” and is the 7th in our series of talks based on the book Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society, by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.
What do we mean by freedom? Is it getting what we want? Doing what we want? Or is it something more? We examine these questions and discover that, because of our interconnectedness with all things, freedom comes first from within – not from external circumstances. A happy mind, an unencumbered mind is free from anxiety, and can therefore, respond with true freedom to whatever we meet in life. So, the cultivation of a peaceful mind is the first step to authentic freedom.