7-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 Living Beautifully by Pema Chodron.
In this inspiring handbook of wisdom, Pema offers us the “Three Commitments”—a method for “embracing the chaotic, unstable, dynamic, challenging nature of our situation as a path of awaking.” In the author's own words, "The Three Commitments aren't moralistic… They're about opening ourselves to a vaster perspective and changing at the core.”
"Pema Chodron’s writings have been helpful to countless numbers of people trying to find some ground for their being in this chaotic world.” ~Bill Moyers
April 26 – June 7
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 $70 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.