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 9 meetings with a half-hour of meditation followed by a discussion of "Taking Our Places - The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up" by Norman Fischer.
Through the lens of Buddhism, Norman Fischer investigates what it means to take our places as mature individuals in this world. This accessible guide outlines in 8 chapters how to skillfully navigate the ongoing demands of our adult lives. Showing how crucial true maturity is to leading an engaged, fulfilled life, Fischer outlines the characteristics of a mature person, demonstrating how these attributes can help us successfully negotiate the challenges we face and enrich all of our relationships. A Zen priest, teacher, and poet, Norman Fischer founded The Everyday Zen Foundation.
In keeping with the tradition of Theravadan Buddhism, the teachings will be freely offered. Participants are welcome 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 $48 is requested. (Scholarships are available.)
NOTES: There are folding chairs, blankets, bolsters, mats, and other props at the studio for our use.
Teacher: Rebecca Denk