Mindfulness & Ethical Evolution: A Daylong Online Retreat
with Matthew Brensilver
Saturday, March 13th, 2021 | 9:30am – 4:00pm ET
We live in relationship with everything else and life is an endless flow of giving and receiving. This makes ethical conduct central to our spiritual life. How do we mature as ethical beings? What are the skills and strengths required for ethical evolution and how can mindfulness serve this effort?
The Buddhist teachings on ethics – sila – provide wise counsel on harmful acts from which we ought to refrain. But is refraining from overt harm the end of the story? What more might we owe?
In this daylong, we’ll examine the process – in our direct experience – of maturing our ethical commitments. The process is facilitated by the perception of non-separation, an intimacy with the experience of suffering, a willingness to grieve, a spirit of renunciation and the courage to relinquish familiar understandings of ourselves.
This is not a program about determining how you should live, but instead suggests a path towards living in deeper alignment with what you already believe. All are welcome.
Matthew will also be teaching an evening program on Friday. See details here. Or register for both programs below.
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