Equanimity is “the mind that can see far and wide,” in the words of Thich Nhat Hanh. Buddhists have long understood equanimity as a “divine abode,” a brahmavihara, because it helps us to be grounded and calm in a world in which everything is impermanent and uncertain. To see far and wide helps us skillfully navigate the eight worldly winds of praise and blame, gain and loss, success and failure, and joy and sorrow. Together, we will explore the Lokavipatti Sutta, with its discussion of equanimity and the eight worldly winds. We will also integrate somatic practices that will help us embody Buddhist teachings on equanimity, allowing life to unfold as it will, supporting a centered and joyful way of being in a world that is beyond our control.
This program includes dedicated periods of both wise speech and noble silence. Some contemplative exercises may involve mindful speaking and listening. Noble silence is to be upheld at all other times.
Suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners.
This policy applies to all residential programs, including Paths. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us as soon as possible. Please note cancellation fees are at most $50 for those receiving financial assistance. As of 2023, 100% of your deposit is forfeited if you cancel less than two weeks before the program start date and there is a $50 cancellation fee if you cancel two weeks or more in advance. Beginning in 2024, prior to six weeks before the program start date, cancellation fees are $50 for all programs more than two nights and $25 for programs two nights or less. 50% of your deposit is forfeited if you cancel between two and six weeks of the program start date. 100% of your deposit is forfeited if you cancel less than two weeks before the program start date.
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