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 Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred by Mark Nepo.
Poet Mark Nepo invites us to explore the endless ways life asks us to listen. Listening is a first and fundamental step toward deeper connection with ourselves, our relationships and our planet. Through lovely prose and reflections, the author offers us meditations and practices throughout the book to bring listening into our daily lives. "In real ways, we are invited each day to slow down and listen. Because listening is the doorway to everything that matters. It enlivens the heart the way breathing enlivens the lungs. We listen to awaken our heart.”
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 $75 is requested. (Scholarships are available.)
NOTES: There will be NO meeting Friday July 3rd. There are folding chairs, blankets, bolsters, mats and other props at the studio for our use.
Register here for the June Sangha!