"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Living Wise: The Buddha's Guidance on How to Be in the World
Kate Munding
Saturday, April 1, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Community Meditation Center
Sliding Scale $75 - $200. Please bring your lunch. Code KM3D17.
OPEN-Register Here

Having a daily meditation practice is like medicine for our agitated, anxious and confused minds. But what about the time during the day when we are not on the cushion? How can we bring our meditation practice more fully into our everyday lives? This daylong is centered around answering these two questions. It's a wonderful thing to have a strong sitting practice, but if your clarity and compassion don't follow you into the world, its usefulness is quite limited.

The Buddha taught that full engagement in this practice included living wise. He taught that learning how to interact and move about the world in a non-harmful way is as important as how we meditate.

We'll spend the day exploring how to bring our practice into movement and activity, into our speech, into our relationships, into our work environments, etc. This daylong will consist of silent movement and sitting practice, interactive group practices, question-and-answer sessions, and teachings centered on the teachings of sila (practice of non-harming). Accessible for all experience levels.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

General Information

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