Now Online: The Fierce Vulnerability of Heart Practice – A New Look at the Brahmaviharas

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Now Online: The Fierce Vulnerability of Heart Practice – A New Look at the Brahma-viharas
 
with Leslie Booker
 
Sunday, July 12th, 2020 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
 

 
The brahmaviharas, or “divine abodes”, are some of the Buddha’s primary heart-teachings. These qualities of the heart are: metta (loving kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (joy), and upekkha (equanimity). They are sometimes referred to as the “levelers of social barriers” as they provide the remedy to social conflict and the balm for the wounds brought on by systems of harm and oppression. To explore heart practices during these times takes a fierce vulnerability; the ability to consider joy and to keep an open heart in the face of sickness and death, and to protect the heart and mind from being colonized by the three poisons of greed, hatred and delusion.

This daylong will be a way to explore how we can cultivate these states of heart and mind in our own personal practice – giving us the opportunity to live with more ease as we move through this world.

On Thursdays, June 18th – July 9th, 2020, Booker will lead a four-week course on the 10 paramis as antidotes to some of our biggest mental obstacles, enabling us to deal with everything that life throws at us. Click here for more info.

Registration:

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Registration Fees include Teacher Support

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If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing registration@nyimc.org.

 

Teacher(s)

Leslie Booker

Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma + Embodied Wisdom + Activism. She shares her expertise nationally as a guest lecturer at conferences and universities, regarding the need to expand our vision around culturally responsive teachings, and changing the paradigm of self and community care. Booker shared practice with the most vulnerable populations in NYC for over a decade, and has contributed to several books and academic papers. She has trained at Spirit Rock in their Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012), Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and will complete the Spirit Rock 4 year Residential Retreat Teacher Training in 2020. She is committed to working with folks to find a sense of freedom and liberation, in a world that is held captive by greed, hatred and delusion.