Quote from Kornfield's "A Path With Heart"

"The more strongly we believe something and reject its opposite, the more energy goes into our shadow....A shadow grows when we try to use spirituality to protect us from the difficulties and conflicts of life."- Jack Kornfield ("A Path with Heart," 1993, p. 193), speaking of the compartmentalization of the spiritual path as detrimental to the realization of the non-dual, liberation.

The above was submitted by Todd Brown. Todd and coleader Ross Keller teach a Theravada Buddhist Meditation Group from 9:30 to 11:00 am Saturdays at the Thoreau Center on the southwest corner of 35th & Kingman Blvd. in Des Moines. All are welcome.