By Manny Mansbach, IPV Teacher
As we study the wise Buddhist teaching of the four wise exertions—avoiding and abandoning the unskillful, and generating and sustaining the skillful—for relevancy in this time we must ask what wise effort looks like in a time of pandemic, economic upheaval, and political dysfunction?
The deep uncertainty and shared vulnerability that is always our true underlying condition and has been highlighted by the current crisis contains individual and social dangers, but also opens up possibilities for transformational change. With the torn fabric of our world and our usual assumptions, comes an opening for radical reconsideration of our habitual practices and priorities, on both personal and societal levels.
Using the shelter of the Buddha’s guidance, join me in exploring wise effort, a key part of the Noble Eightfold Path, in these uncharted times.
Wise Effort on the Cushion and in the World
4 Mondays, April 27 - May 18; 7:15-8:45pm via Zoom
Suggested contribution $32-80 registration + teacher donation
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