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Wise Effort on the Cushion and in the World
4 Mondays, April 27 - May 18; 7:15-8:45pm
Suggested contribution: $32-80 registration + teacher donation
This class will be based on four aspects of wise effort:
1) Studying the classic teaching of the four wise exertions—avoiding and abandoning the unskillful, and generating and sustaining the skillful.
2) Cultivating an energetic, relaxed and balanced relationship between effort and effortlessness, assertion/focus and open receptivity.
3) Investigating the paradox in Buddhist practice that while we diligently work toward fulfilling deep aspirations for freedom from suffering, at the same time we are encouraged to unconditionally embrace our experience as it is.
4) Developing important practice management skills for both formal meditation and daily life practice to support skillful discernment about what is needed in a given moment or situation, (e.g., sharpening focus and intensity--“zoom in”--or opening awareness toward ease and spaciousness--“zoom out”--). Understanding how we practice determines how our life unfolds.There will be no single text for this class.
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