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Maitri Bhavana is a practice of offering spaciousness, compassion and relief from suffering for those who are seriously ill. The ceremony includes brief chanting and the practice of tonglen, an ancient Buddhist contemplation of “sending and taking,” to awaken empathy and compassion. With each in-breath, we take in anothers’ pain. With each out-breath, we send them relief from suffering.
Everyone is welcome. Instruction is provided. The practice is perfect for experienced and new practitioners. At the beginning of the ceremony we will collect the names of friends and relatives who are seriously ill. To send a name without attending the session, please email [masked]
This program is free. Donations are always gratefully accepted.
OUTDOOR SITTING 1ST & 3RD SUNDAYS (JUNE 20, 2021)
Please join us for this outdoor meditation experience at the Torrey Del Mar Neighborhood Park. Please bring a chair, cushion or whatever you need to be comfortable to sit for an hour. After meditation we will enjoy a time of socializing, tea time. Please bring whatever food or drink you would like to enjoy during this time.
For those of you not able to attend the outdoor sitting you can still join us via Zoom link and ID below:
If you have participated in this group or wish to join please contact Ruth Wallen for more information.
From the back cover:
For many Buddhists, anger is often thought of as a root cause of suffering and last, negative repercussions. In American culture at large, anger—particularly among people of color—is delegitimizes and demonized and can even be dangerous….
What is needed, says Owens, is a relationship to the heartbreak of anger that is embodied, nondestructive, and deeply healing for all. Here he offers personal insights, stories, as well as Buddhist teachings and meditations for tapping into anger’s liberating potential.
The book includes practices and commentary. It is written from the perspective of a gay, Black American man.
Come join us in a practice of paying attention to the present moment in a non-judgemental way. In this meditation gathering, we will be taking time out of our busy lives to tune into ourselves and the world around us. All are welcome in this session - new and experienced meditators alike.
Now on Zoom: