General News · 22nd May 2009
The uses and applications of meditation vary widely. These practices are being increasingly absorbed into the North American contexts of therapy, medicine, and education. Over the next four months, participants will have an opportunity to explore and develop the "impersonal emotions" of the Buddhist world view: Equanimity, Loving-Kindness, Compassion and Joy. Practicing these meditations shreds the constricting patterns of our lives and opens us to the possibility of being fully present to our world. Ideally, the course will be taken in its entirety but is structured so that participants can attend for single modules. Each month-long module will consist of a half-day sitting followed by three evening sessions. The program will include individual instruction as well as group sessions. It will begin at 10 AM, Saturday, June 6, at Dorje Ling, 800 Oke Rd. For registration and details, call Scott Lawrance at 935-0228.