This ongoing, open, weekly 90-minute group focuses on a deepening understanding of mindfulness in daily life, and the development and continuation of an enjoyable, consistent daily sitting practice. The stillness and spaciousness always available to us are cultivated, and then used as a base of operation for inquiring into and examining the nature of our thoughts and emotions, the experience of self, and our relationship with the world around us. As we see ourselves and the world we live in with greater clarity and wisdom, anxiety, despair and anger soften in us, and true compassionate action can be present.
With these practices as a foundation, we have just finished a year-long exploration of 7 Points of Mind Training, also known as Lojong. In December 2022 we began an exploration of the foundation of Buddhist teaching, the Four Noble Truths.
In February 2023 we will continue deepening our understanding and practices of The Four Noble Truths, looking now at the last of the four: The 8-Fold Path.
The group is currently meeting via Zoom, Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00. If you have questions, please contact Ken Lenington at 828-768-1143 (call or text) or email at email@example.com.