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  • Experience Levels All
  • This class is a donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Dates
    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Our actions (karma) are important because we are always creating the reality around us (emptiness).  When we begin to understand both the “awesome and indelible power of our actions” and the idea that “[a]ll phenomena bear the mark of Emptiness:  their true nature is the nature of no birth no death, no being no nonbeing, no defilement no purity, no increasing no decreasing.  That is why in Emptiness, body, feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness are not separate self entities” (as phrased by Thich Nhat Hahn), we can begin to live beautifully intended and purposeful lives.  But without a foundation of compassion, both for ourselves and all beings, karma and emptiness can feel daunting; even scary.  So this exploration of karma and emptiness can only be enjoyed with a strong understanding of compassion (for self and others) as well.  
Using traditional and more contemporary compassion and self-compassion meditations and skills, we will be exploring how to resolve, again and again, to commit to a spiritually purposeful life – both on and off the cushion.  Recommended (but not mandatory) reading:  A helpful guide to understanding karma is the book “Karma:  What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters,” by Traleg Kyabgon and Thich Nhat Hahn’s enchanting translation and understanding of the Heart Sutra (“The Other Shore”) can bring us closer to a deeper love and appreciation for emptiness. 

Suggested Donation: $240

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