Barry Magid: Lecture 1 — The Pursuit of Happiness
In this Wisdom Lecture Series, Zen Teacher and Psychotherapist Barry Magid elucidates the nature of the mind through ten fascinating video lectures. Two lectures will be released weekly for a total of ten lectures. You can watch these lectures at your own pace; they are not streamed live.
In this first lecture, Barry describes the Zen approach to meditation and explains how attempts to cultivate calm, peaceful or blissful states can not just backfire, but block us from experiencing the reality of our true nature. He encourages practitioners to confront the discomfort of our human condition and to connect with the suffering of all of humanity. This first lecture is available to free members of the Wisdom Experience. The complete lecture series is available to Plus and All-Access members. Not Plus or All-Access? Don’t worry, just click here to upgrade your account or join here.