Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World a Daylong with Kevin Griffin




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New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.,10th Fl.


Date(s) - 03/31/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm




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New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St.,10th Fl.

Event Details

Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World

with Kevin Griffin

Loving-kindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be valuable to instead look at how the Buddha addressed living kindness.

Several early Buddhist suttas illuminate these topics:

  • Practicing non-ill-will toward difficult people
  • Acting with integrity, morality, and ethics
  • Living a harmonious homelife
  • Letting go of grief
  • Developing mindfulness and concentration through metta practice

The retreat will include meditation, lecture, small group discussion, and Q&A.

Join us with Kevin Griffin on March 30th for TBIF too!

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*Teacher support is not included in registration fee. Registration pays for maintaining the operations of New York Insight Meditation Center. The suggested donation is $45. Whatever you offer is greatly appreciated.

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Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and author known for his innovative work connecting dharma and recovery, especially through his 2004 book One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. He has been a Buddhist practitioner for over thirty-five years and a teacher for two decades. With teachings firmly based in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, he reaches a broad range of audiences in dharma centers, wellness centers, and secular mindfulness settings. His latest book, Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World, draws from early Buddhist teachings in the Pali Canon.