Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Meditation & Contemplation
Mondays: July 11, 18, 25; August 1
July 18, 2016
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm
Online registration is now closed.
Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.
“Everybody has to be the hero of one story: their own,” wrote P.L. Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins. We all tell stories about our lives. We create roles based on the thoughts, feelings, and perceptions that arise from the conditions we find ourselves in. These characters can become our fate.
Yet it is possible to relate to our experience and our stories in a new way. “Virya,” the ancient Sanskrit word for the heroic, is the Buddhist term for effort and energy. We can be heroes by making the gentle effort of being present to what is happening.
Join me for a new, shorter, early evening session of meditation and written contemplation. Suitable for beginners and fully enlightened beings and everyone in between. No one need read aloud.
*Registration fee does not include teacher support.
Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $10 per session but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated. All donations go to support the teacher(s).
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Tracy Cochran is an editor of Parabola magazine. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, New York Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Psychology Today, and other publications. Her stories have been included in anthologies including The Best Spiritual Writing series; Writing for Their Lives; and Sacred Voices: Essential Women’s Wisdom Through the Ages. In addition to working in publishing and in the film industry, she is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, teaching mindfulness meditation and mindful writing retreats in the greater New York area.