By Tara Mulay
During this dharma talk and discussion evening, we will talk about the first noble eightfold path factor of Wise View or Wise Perspective and how it can support us as dharma practitioners in these times. We will also explore the understandings that can arise from external mindfulness and that can help us in meeting the current experiences of the pandemic.
Join Tara on Wednesday, May 26, 7:00-8:30pm.
with Jean Esther
How do we meet our lives as they are radically changing before us, impacting us individually and globally in ways we may understandably be unprepared to navigate? How can the Buddha’s 2500 year old teachings help?
Please join Jean in exploring these questions through guided meditation and a short selective Dharma talk followed by a period of reflective group inquiry. (Particular attention will be paid to the support and care of our nervous systems through meditative practices.)
This series may be attended as a whole or as individual drop in sessions by themselves. For experienced practitioners and beginners.
Saturdays, May 16 & 23; 10:00 - 11:30am
Suggested Donation: $0-25
This offering is Dana based. All are welcome.
Any offering you wish to make supports both IPV and the continuation of these teachings
This is a drop-in offering. No registration is required.
By Kim Weeber, IPV Teacher
During these times, we face so many challenges that most of us get caught up in suffering. Suffering/ Dukkha was the reason that the Buddha started his search to find true happiness, and he taught many ways that we can disentangle ourselves. We will explore the ways that we get caught, and look at various ways to get unstuck. We will also include the possibility of going through the door of suffering to find freedom, rather than spending all of our energy fighting reality. The evening will include questions and discussion as well as a talk.
Join Kim on Wednesday, May 20, 7pm for this drop-in practice and Dharma talk.
By Rebecca Bradshaw, IPV Teacher
As the next decade begins, we are coming into a world that is manifesting huge amounts of greed, hatred, and delusion. We are going to need help navigating this coming year and beyond; we are going to need a strong and resilient heart. During a six month series of talks, we will explore the Buddha’s practices to develop this heart. Each month we will look at beautiful mind/heart states that the Buddha encourages us to nurture, including the four divine abodes (Brahmaviharas), forgiveness and gratitude.
As we continue to explore the Buddha’s recipe for a strong and gentle heart, we are going to take a slight detour from the Brahmaviharas into a related quality, the quality of forgiveness. Sometimes when we intend to practice metta and compassion, we find that anger and ill will arise instead. The practice of forgiveness is about consciously freeing the heart of this anger and blame. Through honoring our experience, and cultivating deep connection and understanding, the heart begins to soften and relax and finds its resting place here on this earth.
Come explore how forgiveness can help us let go of anger during this time of reckoning.
Join Rebecca for a drop-in and Dharma talk on Wednesday, May 13, 7pm via Zoom.
Zoom link can be found on the home page.
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