By Rebecca Bradshaw
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.
The quality of equanimity is the great balancer to the heartwarming practices of loving kindness, compassion, and appreciative joy. This practice explores letting go of any contraction or demands that the heart has accumulated during the strengthening of our connections with others. By releasing our efforts to control, we find the heart settling more and more fully into reality, ever expanding and becoming boundless.
Sit together remotely with other sangha members in a relaxed online atmosphere (7:00) and enjoy a dharma talk by Rebecca Bradshaw (7:35).
Wednesday, July 8, 7pm. Zoom Link. Password: 242.
Dial in by phone for audio only: Call (646) 558-8656. Meeting ID: 943 156 1684. Password: 242.
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