Dharma Talk with Harrison Blum - Jul 22

Dharma Talk via Zoom
Craving Existence and Nonexistence in the Times of COVID and George Floyd
with Harrison Blum
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Open Sitting 7:00-7:30 / Dharma Talk 7:35-8:30

Suggested donation: $7-25*

The Buddha once taught that “All is aflame...with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.” It can certainly seem like the world is on fire right now amidst the pandemic, the murder of George Floyd and many others, and the protests against racist policing. Many of us may understandably seek to simplify the factors at play as we try to navigate our daily choices and convictions, despite inherent nuance and complexity. We may find ourselves striving to ensure zero risk of Covid infection, or to arrive fully and permanently at being “anti-racist enough,” even as a wiser part of ourselves knows better than to seek firm land amidst a moving sea.

The Buddha’s teaching on bhava-tanha (craving being or existence) and vibhava-tanha (craving non-being or nonexistence) can be a useful frame for some of our well-intentioned but misguided reactions to Covid and racism. Join us as we meditate, reflect, and speak on how to stay grounded and engaged in the space between complete security and avoidant aversion.

Sit together with other sangha members in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy a Dharma Talk by Harrison Blum. In the interest of encouraging generous support for our teachers and meeting InsightPV's expenses, there will be a suggested donation with 60% going to the teacher and 40% to the center.

You can give online or send checks to InsightPV, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA 01027. FYI: we check for mail once per week.

*As always, this donation is completely voluntary and is a personal decision. Please know that accessibility is very important to us; everyone is welcome at all  of our events regardless of ability to donate.

Wednesday 07/22/2020

07:00 PM EST


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