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Vance Pryor, PsyD

Vance Pryor, PsyD, has practiced insight meditation since 1999 in both the United States and Myanmar. He has been influenced by the teachings of Sayadaw U Pandita and Sayadaw U Tejaniya. He is currently a participant in IMS’s 2017-2021 Teacher Training Program.

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September 7, 2019 - Threefold - Training, Wisdom, and Impermanence

We’re working with conditioned habits of mind, so we have to put in effort to be continuously aware of them. This effort really begins to collect and stabilize the mind, and we can start to see these habits more clearly. The mind is not so different from a sack of potatoes. There’s a weightiness to it. When you let go of a sack of potatoes, it just goes clunk and sits there—steady, stable. It’s not so different with the mind. The clunk is really the mind not deviating from the present moment. It’s not drifting off. The mind is stabilized on just what’s happening in the here and now.

Talk by Vance Pryor at Sacramento Insight Meditation (sactoinsight.org), September 2019

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