08Jun(Jun 8)10:00 AM09(Jun 9)4:30 PMSharon Salzberg Weekend Retreat PackageA Benefit for Spirit Rock and Dharma Foundation 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (9) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Sharon Salzberg No prerequisiteOpens soon
Dates: June 8-9, 2019; 10:00am - 4:30pm Sliding Scale: $150 - 400. Code SS3B19. Single day options: Day 1: Lovingkindness - Register here. Day 2: Equanimity - Register here. Online option
Dates: June 8-9, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $150 – 400. Code SS3B19.
Single day options: Day 1: Lovingkindness – Register here. Day 2: Equanimity – Register here.
Online option available via Livestream: Register here.
Day 1: Lovingkindness
Metta is the Pali word for friendship or lovingkindness. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. With its roots in practices said to be taught by the Buddha himself, metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love.
Day 2: Equanimity
Through guided meditations, talks about the Buddha’s teachings and Q&A periods, this workshop will explore the practice of upekkha, usually translated from the Pali as equanimity. Equanimity can be described as balance: a spacious stillness that allows us to accept things as they are. The power of this balance is that it allows us to avoid both apathy and indifference on the one hand, and acute reactivity on the other. Sharon Salzberg offers practical and empowering tools to cultivate equanimity when it is most needed. Learn how to cultivate clarity and compassion through different mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation techniques.
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