In the second talk of the ‘Only Suffering That Arises’ daylong, Tahn Pamutto continues the exploration of what it means to walk the path of meditation from ignorance to enlightenment. All that arises for us as sentient beings is within the realm of suffering – all our habits, perceptions, thoughts and feelings. They arise and cease and all the while are different from the things they describe. And yet there is that which is not suffering. To quote one enlightened teacher, “Nibbāna is Outside the Self!” Once we know that it is our attempts to label and control things that pave the way for suffering to arise, we can begin to train ourselves not to do it. This leaves room for observation, empathy and understanding to arise.