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Equanimity in family life (around the holidays)

As we approach the holidays, there are many distractions and triggers that challenge us to stay mindful. Come sit with us next Tuesday as we will listen to DAs we approach the holidays, there are many distractions and triggers that can challenge us to stay mindfu. Come sit with us next Tuesday as we listen to Deborah Ratner Helzer's dharma talk: Equanimity in family life: The ways that we get caught in holding on, and the ways that we can learn to let go.

We will make some time to share our own experiences with mindfulness, listen to her recorded talk, and have a short group meditation followed by a discussion of our impressions of Deborah's talk. If you'd like to check out Deborah's talk, we've provided the link here.

Please join us in mindful community as we seek to bring more awareness and acceptance into our lives, and into the world.




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  • Mike

    Dan's arrival and presence with the group is something that could not be planned, nor expected, nor repeated...I am grateful for the opportunity to have had him there with us and learn from him (and also my own responses).

    November 22, 2013

  • Kath Bartlett, L.

    I always walk away for something to contemplate to help move Foward in my practice: a valuable gift, certainly.

    November 21, 2013

  • Vera-Ellen

    Tom, I want to give you credit as our group moderator/leader for your openess and acceptance -- it helped to create the space for all of us to be more mindful and caring. Thanks!

    November 21, 2013

  • TomC

    Dan, Ellen and Gary: I too am glad that Dan joined us. It was interesting to note my own reactions as he sat next to me, telling me he didn't know what the group was, that he just wanted to be in a group, and then providing such rich perspective and simple wisdom. A good reminder of staying open to possibilities as we observe the ways in which the mind can be moved to judgment, criticism or distraction.

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • gary

    It was fascinating to watch my reactions to Dan. What a gift. His knowledge of different spiritual realms amazed me. He came thru while I was working the line at Preble Street this morning and I said hello but he did not recognize me. Mysterious world out there. Nice to see you all last night. Enjoy.

    November 20, 2013

  • Ellen G.

    I am glad Dan joined us! He spoke a lot of his own truth and life experiences.

    November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    btw - i was quite touched by the compassion this group showed to our unexpected visitor last night. excellent job "walking the walk" :)

    3 · November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to going to my first meet up. And going with no expectations!!

    November 18, 2013

  • Kath Bartlett, L.

    i have another commitment on mondays. tuesdays at 7-7:30p generally works well for me

    November 16, 2013

    • Marika

      Agreed 7:00 would work better for me as well.

      November 16, 2013

  • Kath Bartlett, L.

    my bad. this is a tues. will try. 6p is a little early for me.

    November 16, 2013

  • gary

    Went to sit with Tara B last weekend at kripalu. Here is a snip that seem appropriate: Even if you are not working with trauma-based feelings, a “container” for truth telling—another person or group of people who are committed to mindful speaking and listening—is necessary. You need to feel a degree of safety. And yet I use the word “degree” on purpose. Embedded in feeling ashamed and vulnerable is the belief that others will not receive you well. You might not feel safe, yet taking the chance may leave you feeling safer and more loved than you did before speaking.
    The Buddha described wise speech as speaking what is true and helpful. The simplicity of this description belies its layers of nuance.

    EXCERPT FROM


    True Refuge

    November 14, 2013

  • Marika

    Hey Tom - Will this be Monday 18th or Tuesday 19th? - Thanks

    November 13, 2013

    • TomC

      Thanks Marika, my mistake. It will be on Tuesday the 19th.

      November 14, 2013

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