10-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. In this summer session, we’ll explore Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach.
Each Friday morning begins with a guided meditation (seated and occasionally walking), followed by a discussion of our reading, application to our daily life and practice, and support for your own radical acceptance.
"Radical Acceptance offers us an invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion. Please enjoy this nourishing and healing book.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
June 21 – August 23*
Fridays, 8:00-9:15 am
*Note that there will be no class on July 5th.
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 $75 is requested. (Scholarships are available.)
Note: 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.