This program will be held online via Zoom. All registrants will receive the link to join the program in their Order Confirmation email. Times are ET.
These are tumultuous times. On a collective level, and perhaps on a personal level as well, life as we want it to be is routinely disrupted. In response, we may feel emotions that scare us, such as fear, anger, grief, loneliness and self-doubt. Yet, we can learn how to safely turn towards these very emotions. Sitting with ourselves and not fleeing, we have the opportunity to discover our capacity to befriend and understand the true nature of emotions.
Fully feeling whatever arises exactly as it is, we can release our identification with our emotional atmosphere so that our emotions don't have to dictate our actions. We are better able to understand the emotions of others in understanding our own.
Over the course of five weeks, we will engage the methods of shamatha vipassana (calm and insight) to develop inner balance in the midst of difficult emotions. We will practice turning problems into wisdom as we cultivate a more joyful and compassionate way to live. In this way we can contribute to love rather than hate, to clarity rather than delusion
What better way to move through the difficulties than to be together in community and to explore ways of encountering painful emotions from a practice perspective? What better way to steady ourselves in the midst of things as they are?
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Our time together will include sitting meditation with instructions, talks and time for discussion and questions. Everyone is welcome.
Full and partial scholarships are available.
(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.)