8-WEEK SANGHA with Meg Agnew
The intention of this program is to encourage a deepening of our meditation practice and, within the refuge of sangha (spiritual community), to share insights and support for living with wisdom and compassion. We'll begin each of our 8 meetings with a half-hour of meditation followed by an investigation of When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Sayadaw U Tejaniya.
Sayadaw U Tejaniya is a meditation master in Myanmar who is revered by both Southeast Asian and Western students of mindfulness. His teachings are simple but deeply insightful. His own path to a mindful life had many twists and turns and he uses these life experiences to illustrate his suggestions. Above all, this guide is full of gentle encouragement to anyone who is interested in cultivating a continuity of presence and wisdom.
"A wonderfully fresh and lively contribution, illustrated by intimate, vivid personal examples of how dharma practice can help us all learn how to live with more wisdom and kindness."
~ Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath
Fridays 8:00-9:20 am
April 21 – June 9
In keeping with the tradition of Theravadan Buddhism, the teachings will be freely offered. Participants are encouraged to make a donation (dana) of any amount for the instruction. To pay for the costs of using the studio and its resources, a registration fee of $56 is requested. (Scholarships are available.)
Note: There are folding chairs, blankets, bolsters, mats, and other props at the studio for our use.
A series allows your teacher to teach progressively and to tailor the class, theme or goal as they get to know each individual over time. Staying with one group for several weeks also builds commitment, community, and understanding for both the student and the teacher. Research shows that we learn better, feel discomfort less, and are more optimistic when we feel included in community. Our series classes build that kind of inclusion.