Gateways to Liberation
led by Jenna Ghouse
The Buddha spoke of three fundamental characteristics of human existence: impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and non-self. When we view these characteristics through a lens of delusion, when we are out of alignment with reality, we experience tension, dis-ease and various kinds of suffering. But when we see clearly into their nature, when we live our lives in tune with the way things are, we open the way to peace, happiness and well-being. Hence these three important aspects of the Buddha’s teaching are sometimes referred to as ‘gateways’ to liberation. So how do we approach these gateways? How do we explore their nature in our meditation and daily mindfulness practice? And how can they open for us a way to freedom from suffering?