Events for October 6, 2017
Ending the Ping-Pong Game: The Peace of Balance in Body, Mind, & Heart. A residential insight meditation retreat with Janice Cittasubha Sheppard.
In this retreat we will investigate the many ways we swing between extremes and consider how to find the ease inherent in the “Middle Way” of balance in body, effort, and heart. We’ll focus on staying present with the body and breath as it offers us the ideal window into all of the ways we also lose balance and bounce around like a ping-pong ball. Through coming into the body, and becoming grounded and stable there, we are able to then also understand and establish stability and balance even when strong emotional and thought storms threaten to overwhelm the heart and mind.
30-minute sitting followed by 10-minute movement meditation and Dhamma discussion or talk. This sitting is led by James Meadows, Jayson Chung, and Richard Ely. James has had a meditation practice since 1994, when he spent four months at Wat Pah Nanachat (International Forest Monastery) in Thailand. He has a master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from […]Find out more »