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 12 meetings with a half-hour of meditation followed by an investigation of Awakening Joy--Ten Steps to Happiness by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander. This inspiring guidebook presents the Buddha's ancient teachings on cultivating happiness "and combines them with strategies to change habits and behaviors that are informed by contemporary psychology and science." This book evolved out of the highly successful Awakening Joy course and includes a bounty of personal insights from many of the course participants.
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 $84 is requested. (Scholarships are available.)
There will be no meeting Friday 11/28.
Props: There are folding chairs, blankets, bolsters, mats, and other props at the studio for our use.
Teacher: Meg Agnew