Todd, one of the assistant teachers, talked this morning at the Center for Sacred Sciences.
The content was not particularly remarkable, at least not for this setting. The focus was on realizing selflessness, and we did a nice guided meditation at the end.
But what was remarkable was how he was obviously completely plugged into selflessness as he spoke, and how this made it easy for my partner and I to tune into it for ourselves. It was right there, in his presence and words, and we could surf along on it.
This is of course one of the meanings of transmission. Our state tends to be influenced by those around us, and when we are around someone who has realized selflessness, we can more easily hook into it.