The Whole of Life as Practice


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retreat schedule:

Date Teaching Length
Mon, 04/02/2012 Intention: Where Do You Want To Go? Tricycle Community Member Only 22:13
Mon, 04/09/2012 Ethics: The Bliss of Blamelessness Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 22:00
Mon, 04/16/2012 Mental Discipline: Mindfulness and Lovingkindness Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 23:59
Mon, 04/23/2012 Wisdom: Liberation and Happiness Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 22:38

This retreat is for people who want to take Buddhist practice beyond the cushion and into everyday life. By taking a closer look at the teachings of the Metta Sutta, the Buddha’s sermon on impartial kindness, we will find an overview of the entire practice path. Boorstein will present these teachings in four parts: 1) Intention: Where Do You Want to Go? 2) Ethics: The Bliss of Blamelessness, 3) Mental Discipline: Mindfulness and Lovingkindness, and 4) Wisdom: Liberation and Happiness. The Metta Sutta suggests that all of our life experience—our relational life in the world as well as our spiritual life—is the perfect venue for practice.

Sylvia Boorstein is a psychotherapist and a founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is the author of Buddhism: It’s Easier Than You Think; Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There; and That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist. She has been teaching meditation since 1985. For more on the Sangha of Thousands of Buddhas, click here.

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