We live in a climate polluted by aggression and stress and in which greed and hatred often seem to be rewarded. In these times it is a radical act to be guided by a sense of integrity — the code of our deepest wisdom. In this daylong we’ll explore how the traditional teachings of the Dharma on ethics and wise living can enable us to move in the world from a place of greater congruence with the heart. The five precepts, especially non-harming and wise speech, offer a road map for ethical and joyful living and also support our capacity to stand up and "do the right thing."
Through mindfulness and metta practices, we’ll identify the impulses or habits of the mind that tip us into reactivity and prevent us from acting wisely, for a wise response comes most easily from a balanced mind and tender heart. We’ll utilize the entire day, even our lunch break, for silent and walking meditation, teachings and group discussions. We offer a deep and sincere invitation to come and practice, to notice how the mind, heart and body, responds and reacts to the rhythms of the day. Join us for a day of investigating radical integrity. Please bring your lunch and a journal.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.
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