How Not to Be a Hot Mess
A Live 6-Week Online Course
Craig and Devon Hase
July 23 -September 2
Meetings will be held Sundays, 5:00-6:30 PM EDT and Wednesdays, 8-9:30 PM EDT
This course is freely offered with donations gratefully accepted
These are difficult times. Like, really difficult. So how do we stay sane even when the world has gone mad? How do we find calm, kindness, maybe even humor, right in the middle of the grief and fear we’re all facing?
In this freely-offered six-week course, Devon and Craig will take participants through the six core pieces of Buddhist advice outlined in their first book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life.
- Don’t Be a Jerk
- Give a Little
- Say What’s True
- Make Sex Good
- Stay Clear
Along the way, there will be time to explore together what these basic principles, drawn from traditional Buddhist teachings, yet framed in contemporary terms, might mean for us. For instance, does meditating actually make us less antsy? Does committing to non-harm help us stay stable in the spin? Would a little generosity right now go a long way? How’s our speech? And our sex? And what could help us stay clear, right here, right now, right in the middle of it all?
- Weekly reading assignment from How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life
- Weekly guided meditation (MP3)
- Two weekly group meetings on Zoom video conferencing
- Attendance to at least one weekly meeting is expected but meetings will be recorded for those who need to miss a meeting
|Dates:||July 23 - September 2|
|Thursdays: Reading Assignments and Guided Meditations released for the next week|
|Sundays: 5:00 - 6:30 pm EDT first weekly group meeting via Zoom|
|Wednesdays: 8:00 - 9:30 pm EDT second weekly group meeting via Zoom|
|Meeting dates: Sunday July 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Wednesday July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26 and September 2.
How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life is the core text for this online course.
The book can be ordered directly at https://www.shambhala.com/how-not-to-be-a-hot-mess.html,
and the code HOTMESSBCBS can be used for a 30% price reduction*.
(*Code valid on shambhala.com until September 12, 2020. Enter code in shopping cart. Cannot be combined with other offers.)
This course is offered freely.
We are honored to be able to offer this course free of charge. Craig and Devon have generously agreed to direct all donations from this course to BCBS so that we can continue our work during the COVID-19 shut-down. If you are able, please consider a tax-deductible donation to help sustain us during these challenging times.
About the Teachers
Craig Hase mentors dharma practitioners online, leads meditation retreats throughout North America and Europe, and teaches meditation on the Simple Habit app. Over the years, Craig has studied the teachings and practices of three different lineages – Insight, Zen and Vajrayana. He spent six years in a Zen monastery and completed a PhD in counseling psychology before making his topsy-turvy transition into teaching mindfulness, meditation, and dharma full time. These days he lives with his partner Devon in urban retreat in Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between teaching and practice. Also, he co-wrote this crazy book with Devon called How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, which offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life. To learn more, visit www.devonandcraighase.com.
Devon Hase began intensive meditation training in 2000. After spending a decade teaching English and social studies in high school and college classrooms, she entered a two-year period of retreat. She has studied at monasteries in Nepal and India, and practices in the Insight and Vajrayana traditions. Currently, Devon teaches at the Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, and throughout North America and Europe. She also mentors dharma practitioners online, is a mentor in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program, and teaches on the Simple Habit app. Along with her life partner Craig, she co-authored their first book, How Not to Be a Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life, which offers six really good pieces of semi-Buddhist advice to keep you anchored and steady amidst the chaos of modern life. Devon loves long retreat and is passionate about creative ways to bring depth practice into the daily spin of things. She now lives together with Craig in urban retreat in her hometown of Ashland, Oregon, splitting each week between teaching and practice. For more info visit www.devonandcraighase.com.