Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still
In his poem “Ash Wednesday” T.S. Eliot offers this as an aspiration, that we might learn how to love more and cling less. This is one of our key challenges as human beings: how do we care deeply without the attachment that is the source of so much of our suffering?
- We practice bringing love and compassion together with spaciousness and letting go.
- We cultivate friendliness moment by moment without the urgency and sting of wanting to possess and control others, situations, material goods or events.
- We recognize the truth of impermanence of all life.
When we bring our practice of non-attachment off of the cushion and into our lives in relationship, we cultivate a serene and happy life. Non-attachment in relationships is not indifference or apathy to another person; on the contrary you appreciate others even more, seeing them clearly for who they are, not for who you want them to be.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators and will include specific instructions, guided practice and time for questions and discussion.