Finding Balance in Challenging Times
The interactive public webinar, scheduled for 27 February, will be led by Ani Pema, Dr. Elaine Yuen, and Dr. Nivedita Chalill, and will be chaired by Dr. Kaveri Gill. “These days, social, environmental, and personal disruptions are everywhere. We will explore the role of the Buddhadharma as a vaccine that supports relief and resilience to meet the challenges of our times.”
January 29 at 7 pm Eastern time, 8 Atlantic, 4 Mountain, 5 Pacific time
In our diverse society, we often find ourselves working with individuals who have different qualities, backgrounds, and motivations. Part of our practice is to develop genuine communication and connection with all people and their manifestation of basic goodness. To do this, it is useful to consider how skillfully we interact with people whose “diversity” is different from our own.
This presentation will explore how we might open our hearts to others, as well as listen and allow for conversation, longings and desires.
Saturday, 12/5 10-12:30 and Sunday, 12/6, 10-12:30
In these tumultuous times, the intensity of intention and emotion are evident wherever we turn – environmentally, socially, personally, domestically. Within the Buddhist path, Atisha Dipamkara , an 11th century Bengali master, compiled a series of reminders to train the mind so that its inherent wakefulness could emerge and shine more brightly, even in difficult situations. Atisha’s slogans demonstrate how the wisdom and compassion of the Mahayana path can be cultivated out of the manure of our experience.
This program will give the opportunity to study and practice Atisha’s slogans together. There will be time for meditation practice and discussion, as well as brief lectures. We hope that you will contemplate coming, whether you are a new student or seasoned practitioner. Resources and opportunities for further study of the slogans will be shared.
Mindful Communication in Modern Times
In October, I’ll be zooming in with young folks at Dharma Drum Mountain in Los Angeles on October 4 and October 18 – workshopping Contemplative Communication with them. Let me know if you’re interested in this topic!
Contemplative Caregiving / October 29 / 7:00-8:30 pm EST / Philadelphia Shambhala Center