Why do you practice? A few words on intention and aspiration (from July 2 class)

During last week’s “Intro to Zen” class (July 2), I prefaced my instructions for open awareness practice with some remarks about the importance of reflecting on why we practice in the first place: our underlying intention or aspiration… This aspect of spiritual practice is profoundly important, but it’s not something I’ve spoken much about during this series so far, so I wanted to share the audio recording of that part of the class here.

On Aspiration or Intention: Why Do You Practice? (July 2)