This workshop will be an exploration of the central Buddhist teaching of the Three Characteristics. These three universal characteristics -- impermanence, dissatisfaction and not-self -- can be thought of as the infrastructure of life. Through meditation practice we can acquaint ourselves with their truth and strengthen our awareness of their presence in the whole of our experience.
The more we learn to move within the natural stream of the Three Characteristics, the more directly we will experience the freedom of Dhamma. The understanding of impermanence is an antidote to attachment and ill will. The understanding of dissatisfaction is an antidote to craving and clinging. The understanding of not-self is an antidote to the suffering that arises from our misconception that we are a disconnected, independent self.
Everyone who identifies as a person-of-color is welcome. This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators and will include meditation (with instructions), walking and reflective periods, and a Dhamma talk.