A Contemplative Meditation on Interconnectedness

Janet Solyntjes

Is it true that we are interconnected? And if it is, what are the implications?

Based on your conditioning, and what books, talks, and ideas you’ve encountered, you may have ready-made answers to these questions.

And so, a further question: On what level do you know these truths — today, right now?

It’s one thing to hold a view on the level of intellect, or concept. And it’s another to experience something like interconnectedness as a living reality.

In this video, from last year’s Wisdom Rising conference, Janet Solyntjes guides us in a contemplative meditation on interconnectedness. Taking the time to hold a concept in our heart-mind, allowing it to open into a personal experience — a personal knowing — is how we evolve spiritually.

We hope you find this to be of benefit.

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About the Authors

Shastri_SolyntjesJanet Solyntjes, MA, is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and Adjunct Professor at Naropa University. A practitioner of mind-body disciplines since 1977, and a teacher of MBSR, she leads mindfulness retreats in the U.S. and internationally and is co-founder of the Boulder-based Center for Courageous Living. Learn more at thecenterforcourageousliving.com

travisTravis Newbill is a writer, musician, and aspirant on the path of meditation.  He currently resides at Shambhala Mountain Center, where he handles the SMC Blog, and other marketing tasks. He also gives tours of the Great Stupa and is empowered as a Shambhala Guide — a preliminary teaching position. TravisNewbill.com twitter: @travisnewbill


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