The Many Faces of Gratitude
Open Community Practice and Discussion, via Zoom
with Jaya Karlson (Community Dharma Steward)
Wednesday, November 23, 2022; 7:00-8:30pm
This offering is Zoom only.
On Wednesday evenings when Community Dharma Stewards (CDS) lead the practice and discussion, any dana given goes to IWM's general fund.*
Practice together remotely with other sangha members in a relaxed online atmosphere (7:00) and enjoy a discussion (7:35).
Description: Gratitude is no small thing. As the Buddha said in the Mangala Sutta, it is one of the highest blessings. We will explore the many aspects of gratitude and how they can further our transformation.
Jaya has approximately 40 years of meditation practice in the raja yoga tradition and vipassana. She began formal yoga practice in the early 1970s and subsequently became an ordained nun in the Shankaracharya monastic order for four years. She has served in several centers including as director of the Vancouver (BC) Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center and later as kitchen manager of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Since leaving BCBS in 1996, Jaya has continued teaching – yoga, tai chi (qigong), and meditation. She's been a student of Larry Rosenberg, Joseph Goldstein, and for most of her practicing years her main teacher has been, and is, Ajahn Sucitto, a Theravada Monk.
*Dana, which is the ancient Pali word for “generosity”, is a fundamental aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. If you have the means, please consider a donation tonight. We operate entirely on the sangha's acts of generosity. Your donation will provide support to the ongoing operations of the sangha. Everyone is welcome at all of our events, regardless of ability to donate. Therefore, those who donate more are helping to make the center accessible to all.
You can give online or send checks to Insight Western Mass, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA 01027. FYI: we check for mail once per week.
Dial in by phone for audio only: Call (646) 558-8656. Meeting ID: 943 156 1684. Password: 242