The Buddha taught that our essential
nature is wise, loving and joyful. The
key to revealing your true nature is found in self-awareness, love,
forgiveness and compassion. For over 2,500 years the practice of Buddhist
meditation has provided the skills to free oneself from anxiety,
self-criticism, depression, fear, loneliness and the root causes of
do not have to become a Buddhist to practice Mindfulness meditation
(Vipassana). You need only be willing to make
the effort to pay attention to your life experience one moment at a time. Doing
this you can learn to detach from moods, overcome your deepest fears, let go of
the scripts from the past, and open to love for yourself and others.
Robert Beatty is a member of the first wave of Theravada Buddhist Teachers who brought the
Dharma from Asia in the 1970's. His
mission is to help others discover the profound ways Buddhist practices can
transform one's life, reduce suffering and create happiness. Robert founded the
Portland Insight Meditation Community where he is the guiding teacher.
When: Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. to 5
Where: Avalon Lodge,
5210 Canyon Drive in Eugene (Take W. Amazon Drive, turn left on Martin. Please
park on Martin and walk up Canyon Drive (on the right).
Cost: $20 plus dana
for the teachings.
Bring a sack lunch with a bit extra to share. Cushions and chairs are available.You are also welcome to bring your own. You may want to dress for the weather for outdoor walking meditation.