Online: The Potential of Human Relatedness on a Whole-Life Path
with Gregory Kramer and Peace Twesigye
Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 | 11:00am – 5:00pm ET
We humans are relational, and yet have been living in relative isolation during the pandemic. Even as many of us remain sheltering in place, we see the undeniable impact of our contact with nature, animals, and other humans.
The Buddha’s teachings, too, are profoundly relational. They stress spiritual friendship as central to life and community, or sangha, as an essential refuge. Somehow, though, individuality, separation, and heroic meditation have seeped from mainstream Western culture into our Dhamma practice.
During our time together in this daylong retreat, we will look at balancing our effort. The Buddha’s teachings describe practice individually, relationally, and socially, opening a whole life path of Dhamma and practice in a heartful and authentic way. This is a matter of right view – as the Buddha described, and as we feel in our hearts, spiritual friendship is essential to joy, human decency, and awakening.
Join us in a day of relational meditation using Insight Dialogue practice to contemplate how we might meet each moment as embodied beings in relationship to a whole. How are we separate? How are we connected? Turning toward our shared human experience, what is our responsibility to each other and the world as we engage a wholesome path of practice?
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