Sylvia Boorstein and Donald Rothberg, my primary mentors, periodically invite me to teach their delightful Wednesday morning drop in class at Spirit Rock. This class has been meeting every Wednesday morning for 25 years! It includes sitting meditation, a dharma talk, and group discussion. It’s a lovely morning of community practice.
Wednesday, October 31
10am - 12:00pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Frances Drake
I’m also excited to tell you that in both January and February, I’ll be joining each Donald and Sylvia in offering a daylong retreat. I hope you can join us!
Suffering and the End of Suffering - A Daylong Retreat
In this day retreat, we will explore the Buddha’s core teaching of the Four Noble Truths and the teaching of the Two Arrows - the truth that life is difficult for everyone, that we have great capacity to stop perpetuating its severity. We will suggest ways to study and implement this teaching both in formal meditation and in everyday life, through practices and reflections that bring together the wisdom of seeing the roots of suffering, the compassion and kindness that can hold our difficulties, and skillful action to transform reactivity into wise responsiveness.
Co-teaching with Donald Rothberg
Sunday, January 20th
Leading By Example; Expanding the Bottom Line of the Heart - A Daylong Retreat
Wherever we are and whatever we do, the entirety of our lives is always with us. During this day retreat, we’ll explore mindfulness and generosity as foundational components in designing, cultivating, and sustaining a thriving organization. Whatever roles we hold in various realms, from organizations we’re a part of, to our home lives, the Dharma offers timeless teachings that support our efforts to awaken. By taking an expanded view of the Buddha’s teaching on Wise Livelihood, we’ll look at the connection between our work-lives and our home-lives, and explore how to make our whole lives our practice.
Co-teaching with Sylvia Boorstein
Friday, February 22nd