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May 31, 2021 68 mins

In this episode our friend Janet helps us explore the process tool we call "The Battering Cycle". We begin talking about Janet's work to lose weight (and so if you're someone who would like to lose weight--or would like to do anything healthy and good and difficult--this is the episode for you) and we end talking about how to lose weight. In the middle, however, we discuss the processes within conditioned mind that cause us to do what we don't want to do, and which create and maintain unhappy ideas about ourselves--and the path of unconditional love and acceptance which will carry us to the place where we can make clear and compassionate choices. Enjoy!

For information about the practice David facilitates, about the community, and about the supports for awareness practice that are available, go to:

website: www.theoneopendoor.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoneopendoor
Daily Dharma private Facebook group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/dailydharma
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_edOCF0OcOdyCqIcFK_IbA
Instagram: @theoneopendoor

David McKay entered a Zen Buddhist monastery at the age of twenty-nine and spent the next eighteen years training there in silence. Over time he became a skilled facilitator and counselor, offering retreats and workshops at the monastery and across the country. David left the monastery in the fall of 2014 to further explore life and spiritual practice back in the world. He currently supports awareness and personal transformation in the form of retreats, workshops, and one-on-one spiritual mentoring. 

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