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Will Kabat-Zinn

Will Kabat-Zinn, MA has been practicing meditation for over two decades and has spent extended time in silent retreat both in the US and in Burma. He is passionate about helping people put into practice and experience for themselves the liberating power of mindfulness. Will has taught meditative practices to diverse populations including , educators, scientists, incarcerated youth, law enforcement professionals, parents, and business and technology leaders, and spent a year as an executive in residence at the UC Berkeley HAAS School of Business. He leads retreats and practice intensives around the country and in Europe and hosts a local meditation community in Berkeley where he lives with his wife and two children.

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January 9, 2015 - Impermanence, Instability, and Selflessness: The Three Characteristics

One characteristic of all phenomena in this conditioned world we live in is that they are in a state of flux and change. No thing, given its impermanence, can provide a lasting resting place, refuge, or sense of peace and fulfillment. No thing. And the attempt to find lasting satisfaction, completion, fulfillment, or safety in changing phenomena gives rise to dukkha—mental suffering, and dis-ease—the second characteristic. The third characteristic of existence is that they are anattā, which means “selfless in nature.” Everything is arising due to causes and conditions, and nothing in the phenomenal world comes about outside of the domain of causes and conditions.

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