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Friday dinner and presentation: Brahma Vihara - Karuna - w/ Whispering Deer

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Hosted By
Margaret A.



(and Take-Out)

Prepared by



At 7 p.m.

at David’s, Margaret’s and Abigail's home in Newton, MA

October 23, 2015 Menu

Carrot and Ginger Miso Soup

Pressure-Cooked Brown Rice

Barbeque Tofu

Baked Squash

Vegetable Medley

Colorful Harvest Salad

Pears with Tofu Cream Sauce

Kukicha Tea

(see detailed logistics below.)


Followed by a presentation from 8 to 10 pm on

Brahma Vihara - Karuna (Compassion)

with Whispering Deer

Compassion is the capacity of the awakened heart to remain open in the presence of pain and suffering - our own and that of all beings. It is the movement (quivering) of the heart that wants to alleviate suffering. Can we let ourselves feel our own as well as another’s pain without getting pulled into sorrow, self-righteousness, anger, or become gripped in the hold of despair or grief? Compassion is the opening of consciousness to human life and the ability to stay close in the face of suffering without fear without aversion. Come and join us in learning how to live in a free and open-hearted way.

Donation welcome.

About Whispering Deer

Meditation is my primary spiritual practice. Each year, I spend 8 weeks in silence, working with various meditation techniques, accessing deep states of consciousness and expanded awareness. This work has led me to experience the transformative power of the awakened heart, resulting in the development of the Brahma Vihara workshops. The benefits I have received are innumerable and immeasurable. Nothing would please me more than to share what I have learned with others.

For more information, go to:

Upcoming Brahma Vihara workshops with Whispering Deer:

November 13, 2015: Brahma Vihara - Mudita (Appreciative Joy)

November 20, 2015: Brahma Vihara - Upeka (Equanimity)


Most ingredients are organic and of the highest standards.

Come be in community and enjoy a healthy meal!

Call (617) 964-2951 or e-mail
for reservations and directions.

Please rsvp no later than noon on Friday.

Sliding scale of $20 - $35/meal.

(Note: Preferred payment is by cash or check.)
(Let David know if interested in helping him cook in exchange for a free meal. Prerequisite: One of David's cooking classes, unless experienced.)

(Please contact us if you'd like to lead a discussion opener based upon a topic of your choice.)

Feel free to pass on to other friends and kindred spirits!

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