Laura Lin gave the fourth talk in a speaker series titled "Everyday Dhamma." Laura observed that most Americans spend most of our waking hours at work. So, work provides us with a great opportunity to continue our practice and training off the cushion, and bring them into our workplace. When we bring wholesome states of mind, such as mindfulness, loving-kindness, and sympathetic joy, to work with us, these states of mind can transform our work into a happier and more rewarding experience. Without using some of these tools from our meditation tool box, the ups and downs of office politics and interpersonal dynamics can easily influence an untrained mind in averse ways.
Laura Lin gave the third talk in the five-week series "Four Noble Truths." She discussed the third noble truth, that of the cessation of suffering. Only by giving up and relinquishing craving can we end suffering. She also discussed meditation's role in calming the mind, allowing us to explore more subtle layers of attachment, investigate them, and eventually let go to realize peace and happiness.