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Renewing the Practice
It's that time of year again for us - when we are joyfully preparing to begin summer retreat, which will be held during most of July. This is a special time to put meditation and spiritual practice first, and to work toward deeper healing and clarity within ourselves, so that we can become a healing presence for others and in the world.
The Green Light meditation on the third Friday of the month will be held as usual, while our other events will not be held in July. We look forward to seeing you again when we return for regular events in August, as well as several new events set to begin in the fall. Read on to learn more about the fall schedule.
We've also included a guided meditation below, in case you need something to "hold you over" until we are back!
Regular gatherings will resume in August, including the lovely Uncommon Happiness Book Club on Monday evenings and the Conscious Communication practice group on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings. In addition to these, you're invited to further your spiritual life with the following special programs.
Loving-Kindness: Series 1
Loving-Kindness: Series 2
For beginning & continuing students
Loving-Kindness, also known as metta, is a meditation practice taught by the Buddha to heal troubled states of mind and to cultivate selfless or altruistic love into one's baseline attitude. Of all Buddhist meditations, Loving-Kindness has the immediate benefit of uplifting the mind and relieving habituated negative patterns.
Our exploration will be guided by the profound teachings Rinpoche has given on the topic, which focus on developing experience with the facets of Loving-Kindness, including:
Each week will focus on one of these elements, exploring it through guided loving-kindness meditation, discussion, and suggestions for home practice. Handouts also provided.
Fall Teachings with Rinpoche
Domo Geshe Rinpoche will be sharing more joyful wisdom this fall. We know many of you need to plan farther in advance than a few weeks, so we have listed her entire fall schedule of Joyful Path teachings below. Appointments will be available September 1st - if you have important spiritual questions to ask or would like to request a meditation practice, please contact email@example.com to request a time.
Domo Geshe Rinpoche's upcoming teachings - full listing
Practical Buddhist Wisdom:
Sit in a chair or on a cushion with the spine erect. Let yourself find a comfortable position. Being relaxed and alert is more important than sitting in the "right" position.
Generate a feeling of loving-kindness toward each of the following, one at a time. Spend at least 1 minute on each before moving on. Start with a session of 5-10 minute in the beginning.
If you continue practicing, allow your sessions to lengthen naturally. Focusing on intense or especially difficult relationships isn't recommended until you have been practicing for awhile.
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