The Buddha's One Question

The first question that struck the young Gautama on being confronted with sickness, old age and death — how can I understand and respond to suffering — became his one question, the koan for his entire life. In this Inquiry we investigate the nature of samsara and the difficulty that we encounter as we begin to see the arising of our habits of reactivity. We also consider what it would mean for this reactivity to fall away and the opening to nirvana.

Inquiry recording: