With Meg Agnew and Rebecca Denk
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 A Fearless Heart by Thupten Jinpa, PhD. This excellent guide for working with the powerful practice of compassion has been described as a "beautiful tapestry woven between ancient Buddhist thought and modern science". It includes a rich variety of everyday exercises for cultivating self-kindness and compassion along with the latest neuroscience research on the great benefits of this practice. The author of this book, a native of Tibet, former monk, and long time translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is a co-founder of the Compassion Cultivation Training program at Stanford University.
"Jinpa shows why compassion is...a quality of heart that we all can cultivate and expand. If we do that, our lives transform, our families and relationships transform, and our world transforms." Sharon Salzberg
NOTES: There will be NO meeting Friday February 19th. There are folding chairs, blankets, bolsters, mats, and other props at the studio for our use.
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.) Please register online or at the studio.
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