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Equanimity and the pull of the five poisons.
The power of the five poisonous afflictions (mental dullness, desire, aversion, jealousy and pride) is very strong and each affliction can easily pull us away from grounded harmony and into the treacherous security of taking up a position. However equanimity is the great quality of the Middle Way avoiding extremes. It is the poise dynamically balancing according to circumstances yet without bias in any direction and it reveals the freedom not to be at the mercy of the afflictions. With periods for meditation.
This will be followed by a days’ teaching and practice in Frankfurt and then a retreat at the Kamalashila Institute in the Eifel.