Grief and all of the expressions of grief--sorrow, despair, anguish, distress, etc.--is a natural reaction to loss. Although, because of the law of impermanence, loss is inevitable in the lives of us all, we can relate to our reactions to loss in ways that ease and liberate. We do so by understanding how the teachings of the Buddha and the path of practice can ease our pain and offer a pathway to a deeper understanding of suffering and its release.
There are four skillful ways to release grief: the practice of non-dwelling, the practice of letting go of me and mine, gratitude practice, and the practice of going into the heart of the pain and experiencing it as it is. Approaching each of these practices from the perspective of compassion--caring for the heart--enlarges our capacity to release the weight of grief that has come from loss, whether current, recent or long-past.
This workshop is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators and will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, talks and discussion. Everyone is welcome.