11-WEEK SERIES with Meg Agnew
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. In this session we’ll investigate The Magnanimous Heart by Naraya Helen Liebenson.
The author, a long-time Dharma teacher and Buddhist practitioner, offers insights gained from her own experience of deep and sudden loss. As Liebenson shares how she navigates a path from anguish to an expanding sense of freedom and joy, she weaves in the Buddhist teachings that illuminate her way.
"I highly recommend this book to you. It shows how we can move through… challenges with grace and with an ongoing interest in discovering the ultimate nature of freedom.” ~Joseph Goldstein
September 20 – Dec 6
Please note: there will be no class on November 29.
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 $99 is requested. (Scholarships are available.)
Notes: There are folding chairs, blankets, bolsters, mats, and other props at the studio for our use.
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.