February 2018

10Feb10:00 AM4:30 PMBuddhism & YogaIntegrating the Traditions10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Sean Feit Oakes

Event Details

Cost: Sliding Scale $75 – 200

Buddhism and Yoga are two major branches of the family tree of South Asian spiritual practice, whose roots we can glimpse in ancient texts called Upanishads. Both branches focus on transformative practice aimed at the end of suffering and stress. From a deeply interwoven beginning, each tradition branched into many different schools and practice systems, remaining in dialogue and sharing ideas and practices for 1500 years.

While it is common to think of meditation and mindfulness as Buddhist, but postures and breathwork as Hindu, the relationship between these modes of practice is layered and complex. In this study and practice day, we will look at new historical evidence of the deep relationship between the Buddhist and Hindu systems, and learn beautiful, gentle practices that are shared by the two systems. This daylong may change what you think yoga and meditation are, and will give you tools to deepen your practice, whether your primary practice is Yoga postures or Buddhist meditation and mindfulness.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.


General Information

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