8-WEEK SERIES with 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 eight summer gatherings with a half-hour of meditation followed by a discussion of Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart by Ram Dass.
One of America's most beloved spiritual teachers, Ram Dass has promoted loving service for more than 4 decades. Polishing the Mirror is a collection of his teachings, including devotional bhakti yoga, worldly karma yoga, daily meditation practices and chanting, and anecdotes in his quest to become a more loving, compassionate being.
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.)
Notes: There are folding chairs, blankets, bolsters, mats, and other props at the studio for our use.
July 7 – August 25
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.