|The pāramī or the “Ten Perfections of the Heart” hold an important place in the Buddhist teachings. These ten qualities of an awakened mind encourage us to live our daily lives in skillful, wise and compassionate ways. The ten pāramī include: generosity, virtue or morality, renunciation, discernment or wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, resolve, loving kindness and equanimity. We can practice and develop these qualities in our daily lives: at work, at home, at school, or even driving our cars or riding our bicycles. Pāramī practice offers alternative ways to orient and direct the heart and mind in the stream of daily activities. Thus, we are cultivating inner clarity and freedom.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Each session will include meditation practice, teachings and the exploration and discussion of how to apply the weekly pāramī in both formal meditation and daily life. Mindful homework between sessions is essential to this group.
Ajahn Sucitto’s book, Pāramī: Ways to Cross Life’s Floods, will be our shared text. It is available for download through the Forest Sangha Publications website: https://forestsangha.org/teachings/books/parami-ways-to-cross-life-s-floods?language=English
* Note: This Practice Group will explore the last five pāramī: patience, truthfulness, resolve, loving-kindness and equanimity. Pāramī Part 1 (offered in fall 2017) is not a prerequisite for taking this class. Everyone is welcome.
Ten Perfections of the Heart (Pāramī), Part 2*
|Program Type:||Practice Group|
|Time:||7:00 pm - 8:45 pm|
|Start Date:||Thursday - January 11, 2018|
|End Date:||Thursday - February 15, 2018|
Registration for this program is closed.
There are no prerequisites for this program. Everyone is welcome.