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The Heart of the Dharma: Wise Intention (1 of 6)

Celeste Young Celeste Young, Senior Teacher Santa Monica Main Center

Celeste Young, Senior Teacher

4/3/2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (6 Tuesday Mornings)  at  Santa Monica Meditation Center, (1430 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90404) (Map It)

With so much suffering in our increasingly complex world, how do we find a way to live an intentional life that is an expression of our deeper values? The Buddha offered us 3 ways to practice wise intention: the cultivation of non-harming, lovingkindness, and renunciation. 

In this class, we will deepen our commitment to Dharma practice through exploring creative ways to cultivate the 3 aspects of wise intention as skillful means of moving towards freedom from suffering for ourselves and others. We will look at how we can apply wise intention moment to moment in the service of our goals in life. Through relational mindfulness exercises, mindful inquiry, and meditation practice we will build a supportive community in which to explore how to live these timeless teachings, and integrate them more fully for freedom from suffering and greater well being .

There will be time for meditation, teachings, discussion and some exercises to take home.  

This class is appropriate for those students with previous meditation experience who have taken an introductory mindfulness class or a Buddha's Path class previously.

Cost:

This class is a Dana based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class series, which includes 6 classes, is $180 dollars.

$30 per person of an average size class at InsightLA covers the cost of paying teachers, administrators, rent and outreach, as well as covering the participation of students who will pay less.

Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and other… Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.


InsightLA is a community of people dedicated to maintaining a safe and welcome, open and diverse environment that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias. 

InsightLA reserves the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.

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