December 2018

09Dec10:00 AM4:30 PMHeart Practices of the Buddha: Seeing Through the Eyes of Love10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Vinny Ferraro No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Sliding Scale: $75 – 200. Code VF3D18.

In this day retreat, we’ll focus on the Heart practices of the Buddha, and explore how, through the lens of mindfulness, we can shift our perspective and see through the eyes of love.

We’re often challenged to live with a fully open heart and its resulting true happiness, rather than from disconnection and its corresponding suffering.

Through the Insight meditation practices of observing our bodies and minds, we’ll see clearly the reality of our experiences, just as they are. As our understanding deepens, we’ll develop a greater sense of how to care for ourselves, and live life with a wiser and more loving heart.

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

General Information

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