Online: Awakening – Joy to Stillness

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Online: Awakening – Joy to Stillness
with Tara Mulay
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 | 10:00am – 2:00pm ET


During this practice period together, we will explore the conditions that progressively lead to awakening. These conditions, specifically described by the Buddha, begin with experiences accessible to all of us, including an orientation towards non-harming and an understanding of the causes of stress. When we practice mindfulness with these as our foundation, we begin to develop a sense of empowerment based on an initial confidence in the practice, which leads to joy and stillness.

Together, we will cultivate awareness of this unfolding, including the felt sense of the wholesome qualities that arise as mindfulness opens our hearts to the potential for awakening.

This practice period is suitable for experienced and beginning meditators and will follow this schedule:

10:00am – 11:00am: Guided Meditation & Instructions on Walking and other Mindful Movement
11:00am – 11:30am: Walking Meditation or Other Mindful Movement
11:30pm – 12:15pm: Guided Meditation
12:15pm – 12:45pm: Dharma talk and Q&R
12:45pm – 1:15pm: Walking Meditation or Other Movement
1:15pm – 1:45pm: Guided Meditation


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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

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Tara Mulay

Tara Mulay’s (she/they) teachings stem from the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw. She has gratefully drawn influence from many other teachers within and outside of the Mahasi lineage, including Howard Cohn, Kamala Masters, Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and Ayya Anandabodhi. She was a leader of Mission Dharma in San Francisco, and in 2016 she co-founded the San Francisco People of Color Insight Sangha. She remained a core teacher with the group until the spring of 2019, when she relocated to Western Massachusetts. She has been trained and authorized by Insight Meditation Society to teach. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Insight World Aid. Tara is of South Asian (Indian) descent. She felt initially drawn to dharma practice upon encountering the Buddha’s teachings rejecting social caste as a measure of worth and of capacity for awakening. She believes classical Buddhist practices, designed to cultivate compassion, non-greed, non-hatred, and non-delusion, are uniquely potent vehicles for empowering people in marginalized communities and effecting social change

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