January 2020

19Jan10:00 AM4:30 PMAwakening Joy: 10K Sorrows, 10K Joys10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): James Baraz No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020; 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Sliding Scale: $95 – 200. Code JB1D20.
Note: The average cost per person, per day to Spirit Rock to offer a program is $160.

Although it is a foundational Buddhist teaching, joy can seem frivolous or unspiritual, especially in these challenging times when it’s easy to get overwhelmed or outraged. We need skills to help us open to suffering, while not missing all the blessings. In this day retreat, we’ll discover ways to cultivate wholesome states to develop our natural capacity for well-being and joy, which then becomes our gift to a troubled world. We’ll explore how to open to the whole package of life with joy for our blessings, compassion for suffering, and holding it all with balance and equanimity that allows us to act with wisdom.

Our time together will include periods of guided and walking meditation, discussion, connection in community, written reflection, and Q&A.

General Information

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