Understanding the truth of impermanence supports the practice of equanimity and cultivating equanimity strengthens our understanding of impermanence. We are often conditioned to want things to be different from how they are. Whenever we find ourselves thinking that things would be better if they were different, we are in our egos or separate selves. This creates suffering. This meditation is an invitation to explore first bringing compassion to the experience of dukkha, then opening to equanimity as space and acceptance of how things are in the present moment.
 
Alisa Dennis, Bringing Equanimity to the Experience of Impermanence and Dukkha
Alisa Dennis

Alisa Dennis

Spirit Rock Residential Teacher

Alisa Dennis, Ph.D., discovered meditation through her study of metaphysics and ancient mystical traditions. She’s trained in Soto Zen and most recently in the Theravada tradition. Nature is one of Alisa’s wisest teachers. She is a psychotherapist in Los Angeles, where she supports people somatically as they move through transitions.