This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Times are ET.
“Space, the final frontier...” was the oft-heard opening to the Star Trek television show. I believe they got it wrong. The course of human history and the course of our individual daily lives clearly reveal that, on the relative level, human relationships are the final frontier. They can be a source of great happiness or a source of tremendous confusion, suffering, and harm. Given that the stakes for our species, for the planet, and for our personal well-being are so high, it is vital that we bring as much attention and skillfulness to our relationships as possible.
Over the course of six weeks together, we will explore various Buddhist teachings that can be brought to bear on our relationships. We will explore mindfulness as it relates to discrete relational skills such as wise listening, skillful speaking, and navigating conflict with compassion, honesty, and care. Finally, we will look at various personality traits that have a direct impact on relationships. By cultivating awareness of these in our own lives we can strengthen our capacity for connection.
This program is suitable for everyone, beginners, and experienced practitioners alike. Our time together will include Dharma reflections, meditation instructions, small group inquiry, and ample opportunity for Q&A. Everyone is welcome.
This program will not be recorded. Full and partial scholarships are available up to 72 hours before the start of the program.
Note: Class will not meet on Sunday, February 19th.
Chas DiCapua has been practicing mindfulness and Buddhist meditation, primarily in the Theravada school, for over 30 years. In 2003 Chas was invited to be the Resident Teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA where he continues to serve in that role. Chas is a graduate of the four-year Insight Meditation Society / Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. He is interested in how the basic material of our everyday lives, including relationships, can be used as a vehicle for awakening. Chas teaches retreats at IMS, and at centers and Sanghas throughout the country.
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