Sharda Rogell
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November 10, 2021
Pleasant Abiding
This is an edited version of the Zoom talk I gave for the Wednesday Night Sitting Group on November 10, 2021 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada                         Last month I explored the nature of awareness, taking awareness as the object of  our investigation. I spoke about 5 qualities within awareness —stillness; brightness or alertness (aliveness itself); curiosity or interest; discerning wisdom; and compassion. ...

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October 13, 2021
Exploring Awareness and the Way It Leads Towards the Good
This is an edited version of the Zoom talk I gave for the Wednesday Night Sitting Group on October 13, 2021 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada          How was your day? Anyone on an emotional roller coaster today? Well, if that’s the case I want to assure you that it doesn’t really matter in the bigger picture. All that matters was how conscious you were of your experience as it was unfolding and hopefully not giving yourself a hard time about it. One of my fa...

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September 15, 2021
What Drives Our Actions?
This is an edited version of the Zoom talk I gave for the Wednesday Night Sitting Group on September 15, 2021 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada           I’d like to explore a question for us to reflect upon: What drives our actions, our choices? What motivates us into action?   Since the pandemic began, the shape of my daily life activities have changed drastically. For many years, my life revolved around traveling to teach at retreat centers in the US and int...

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August 25, 2021
Paradox of Equanimity
This is an edited version of the Zoom talk I gave for the Wednesday Night Sitting Group on August 25, 2021 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada            This time in our world continues to be so unpredictable. Recently, after a year of being nearly COVID free, New Zealand had a new outbreak that prompted the government to lock down the whole country. Their vaccine rollout has been slow. Only 26% of the population is double vaccinated at the time of this writing. What ...

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