Buddhist practice teaches that suffering comes from craving or attachment, also known as shenpa. Pema Chodron refers to this as "getting hooked." Shenpa thrives on the underlying insecurity of living in a world that is always changing. We get “hooked” when we become attached to things that bring us pleasure, such as food, alcohol, drugs, shopping or experiences.
Wendy will talk about working with these habitual patterns, which begins with the willingness to acknowledge and explore the urge, and then using “renunciation” to refrain from acting on it.