12-WEEK SERIES with Meg
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. We'll begin each of our 12 meetings with a half-hour of meditation followed by an investigation of The Trauma of Everyday Life by Mark Epstein, MD.
In this illuminating work on the human condition, the author uses his decades long experience as a psychiatrist and spiritual practitioner to interpret the Buddha's teaching on suffering in the light of the current understanding of human development.
Mark Epstein draws on his own experience as a meditator, therapist, and Buddhist to guide us into a clearer view of how suffering can be our greatest teacher and even a means to profound freedom.
"The Trauma of Everyday Life reads like a gripping mystery, one told by your warm and reassuring, but utterly candid analyst. What's true for the Buddha, Epstein explains, applies to us all.”
~ Daniel Goleman
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 $84 is requested. (Scholarships are available.)
Notes: There are folding chairs, blankets, bolsters, mats, and other props at the studio for our use.
There will be no meeting on Friday, November 24.
Registration Fee: $84
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.