June 2019

15Jun10:00 AM4:30 PMEven This: The Dharma Wisdom of Poetry for Difficult Times10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Phillip Moffitt, MA, SEP No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $75 – 200. Code PM1D19.

Poetry captures the truth of human feelings in a manner that spoken or written prose cannot. Dharma practice inspired by poetry brings us deeper into insight. It can release us from the suffering of difficult times and soothe the heart. This day of meditation practice and poetry reading is about using mindfulness to find our ground and bring clarity to life issues.

This 19th annual Poetry Day will consist of sitting and walking meditation practice interspersed with dharma discussions based on the collection of poems Phillip has selected for this day. In this participatory program, you will have the opportunity, if you choose, to read aloud one of the selected poems to those in attendance. Each participant receives a free booklet of the selected poems.

Poetry Day this year will honor the recently deceased poets Mary Oliver and Tony Hoagland. Come join dharma teacher and author Phillip Moffitt for a day of release and renewal from the suffering of our difficult times.

General Information

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Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org.


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