What are you wanting to escape from? Anxiety? A busy mind? Painful memories? Life, the universe and everything? Tonight, novelist, academic and secular Buddhist teacher Winton Higgins Zoomed in from Sydney and spoke to us about mindfulness, and whether we can use it as a quick fix for what bothers us.
A transcription of this talk, and the ensuing discussion, can be found – and commented on – on the Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand website here.
He will next be in Wellington in February 2019 to launch his most recent book, After Buddhism: a workbook and will be running a daylong workshop for One Mindful Breath on Saturday 15 February at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay.
A member of the Tuwhiri editorial board, Winton has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1987 and a teacher of insight meditation since 1995. He has contributed to the development of a secular Buddhism internationally, and is a senior teacher for Sydney Insight Meditators and Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand. More in Winton at wintonhiggins.org.