July Going Deeper w/Harrison Blum

Registration is open, but please be aware that the roster has been sent to the teacher, so he won't already have your name.

Experienced Student Group
Going Deeper
Thursday, June 4; 7:00pm-8:30pm
Suggested contribution: $5-25 registration + teacher donation

Craving Existence and Nonexistence in the Times of COVID and George Floyd

with Harrison Blum

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.

This class is open for those who have established a regular practice, and are comfortable with the basics, but would like to ask questions and learn more. We will do a combination of sharing about our practices, exploring various meditation techniques and delving into some of the teachings which can be used to deepen practice.

You are welcome to register if you:

  • have been practicing daily, and/or
  • have been practicing for a few years, and/or
  • have been on retreat.

This class will be running on first Thursdays with various teachers. Registration for each month is requested. Topics will be announced as early as we can.  Organized by Tara Mulay. 

Thursday 07/02/2020

07:00 PM EST


08:30 PM EST











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