Training the mind involves not just one single method but many methods. It's like building a huge airplane. It takes so many pieces that all have to fit together to make it work. In the same way the transformation of our minds--or setting the right kind of mental attitude--takes time. H.H. Dalai Lama, "Ethics for a Secular Millennium"
How do we integrate the insights, relaxation and sense of peace that we find on the meditation cushion into our everyday experience? Dharma provides a wide array of techniques and practices that we can use throughout the day to do just that.
Methods for bringing insights from teachings into our everyday lives include connecting with our inner core, being more emotionally aware; working with deep seated patterns through contemplation and writing; understanding and becoming attuned to the subtle body; mantra recitation; utilizing mindfulness in creative ways, Lojong practice; and service involving others. To name a few.
The morning will include teachings, meditation and discussion.
Tea and light refreshments will be provided.
Free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.
We hope you can join us on the 21st.
Barry & Kimberley
s, the first Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara and author of two novels and 11 books of poetry including The Hope of the Air and Regarding Women
, teaches poetry and writing at UCSB.
prize winning playwright, teacher, and author of many books including In Buddha's Kitchen, It Changes, and Writing Yourself Home, leads workshops on a wide range of dharma and related subjects.
Upcoming events with Kimberley Snow:
Spring 2014: "Cultivating Emotional Balance through Mindfulness" with Dr. Radhule Weininger, La Casa de Maria, Five-week series, beginning March 8th.
Rescheduled for Spring 2014: "Conscious Living, Conscious Aging," workshop with Dr. Elizabeth Wolfson, La Casa de Maria. One day workshop. Date TBA
*Directions to EMID, 224 Vereda Leyenda, Goleta, CA
Going N on 101 take Winchester Canyon Exit & go straight onto Calle Real which parallels 101. After about a third of a mile, there will be an abode sign on your right that says "Rancho Embarcadero." Turn there onto Vereda Leyenda & follow the road until on your right you see a yellow sign of children playing on a see-saw. #224, an historic Spanish abode building, will be in front of you. There is a small adjacent parking lot to EMID, and lots of street parking to the left as you face the building.
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