This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Time is EDT/EST.
A magnanimous heart is a heart of balance and buoyancy, of generosity and inclusivity. It allows us to approach each moment exactly as it is, free from agendas and expectations and receptive to all that arises. A magnanimous heart has the capacity to hold anything and everything, transforming even vulnerability and grief into workable assets.
This class for experienced practitioners* will be a deep exploration into what it means to live with a heart and mind that is spacious and vast, even in the midst of loss and change which are inevitable in all of our lives. Is it possible to relate differently than our conditioning dictates? Is it possible to bring all our experiences into our dharma practice, whatever they may be? Engaging the teachings and practices of the Buddha, we will find ways to turn the sting and anguish of loss into a direct experience of enoughness – the deep joy, peace, and happiness within our own hearts that exist beyond mere circumstances.
Together, we will explore Part IV of Narayan’s book, “The Magnanimous Heart”: Relaxing the Grasping. This chapter focuses on liberating the heart and finding enoughness within.
Sessions will include sitting and walking meditation, talks, discussion, Q&A, and small group/dyad practice. Meditative homework will be assigned each week and discussed as a vital aspect of each session.
Full and partial scholarships are available.
Class will not meet on November 2nd or 30th.
*Prerequisites: This program is appropriate for experienced meditators who have been practicing Vipassana with dedication and perseverance for at least three years and who have sat one or more intensive silent retreats. Participants are expected to have a current daily meditation practice.
(Closed Captions (CC) for CIMC Programs are generated through “livestreaming” via Rev.com. CIMC programs are not livestreamed to any other platform for any other use.)