Online: Gentle Perseverance and Courage

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Online: Gentle Perseverance and Courage
 
with Tara Mulay
 
Thursday, September 9th, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm ET
 

 

We will dedicate this evening of practice together to an exploration of the liberating potential of viriya. While the Pali word “viriya” is often translated simply as “energy,” this heart quality actually involves cultivation of a kind of courage and gentle perseverance that sustains us and supports resilience.

Development of viriya is so important to our practice that the Buddha included it as one of the seven factors of awakening, the five spiritual faculties, and the four bases of power. How can we meet life’s challenges with a gentle perseverance imbued with courage? How does this quality support the unfolding of liberating insight into the truth of the way things are?

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Teacher(s)

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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