What the workshop is about: The cultivation of Heart Practices (Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, Equanimity) is one of the potent methods the Buddha taught to break down our sense of separateness from ourselves, each other and the world. These techniques were designed also to help us deal with fear and to begin to change our environment and our relationship to it.
This workshop will include a variety of heart practices, including self-kindness, working with kindness toward people who are challenging, self-compassion, compassion for those we care about, compassion for the world, joy for the good fortune of others, and equanimity toward a constantly changing world.
The workshop will include teacher talks, guided meditations, group discussions and personal meditation time.
Cost: $60 suggested donation at the door for full day, $35 for half day. Pay what you can. All are free to attend, even if you cannot donate.
Teachers: Stan Eisenstein and Anne Gould
What to bring:
1) Lunch - We will have one hour for lunch. The facility has a refrigerator and two microwave ovens. There are some restaurants about 10 minutes away as well.
2) Any cushions or mats for sitting or lying on the floor. These are optional. The floor is carpeted and we will have well-padded chairs.
3) A sweater or jacket or blanket in case the room is somewhat chilly.
(see parking map below)
The easiest place to park is in the lot on the South side of Centennial High School (on the left side of the building if you are facing the building.
To get there, enter the bus loop (on the south side of the building) and make an immediate left onto a drive that passes through a gate. It looks as though this is an illegal turn, but it is not.
Park and following the Columbia Insight Meditation Class signs to room 406.
Questions: Contact Stan Eisenstein at IMCWColumbia@yahoo.com