Patrice Koelsch Dharma Talk: The Vast Embrace of the Middle Way

Apr 4

Location: Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center

313 1/2 Division St S.
Northfield, MN 55057

The Buddha's Middle Way famously lies between the extremes of a life devoted to sensual gratification and a life focused on self-mortification. Often this Path is imagined as narrow and precarious, best traversed single file and on guard. Such hyper vigilance is itself extreme, and tends to blinker the mind and close down the heart. This talk will focus on the vastness of the Middle Way and the possibility of engaging our experience with amazement and embracing the world with compassion.

PATRICE KOELSCH is a frequent teacher at NBMC. Formally trained with a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Patrice Koelsch is a writer and educator who began sitting at Common Ground in 1995. She has been facilitating meditation groups in correctional facilities since 1999. Patrice has also practiced meditation at monasteries in Burma and Thailand. In 2006 she completed a year-long Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies. Patrice has been certified to teach through Spirit Rock?s Community Dharma Leaders Program.


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