How to be a Person Without a Self
with Jay L. Garfield
Offered November 30 - December 21, 2020
Jay L. Garfield investigates one of the most pervasive and pernicious of illusions: the sense that we are selves. How do we come to see ourselves as selfless without falling into a nihilistic view that we don't exist at all, that we have no agency, or no responsibility? The answer is to come to see ourselves as persons. Over four evenings, Jay explored what it is to be a person, but to lack a self, and the understanding of human life and morality that this enables.
Finding Sea Legs in Saṃsāra:
An Online “Householder” Retreat
with Bill & Susan Morgan
Offered Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2020
Bill & Susan Morgan offer a retreat for bringing mindfulness into our daily lives. It is intended to support the integration of a meaningful meditation practice into the flow of our everyday lives. During this precarious time, with fear and anxiety and uncertainty running high, making meditation supportive and relevant to our lives feels more important than ever.
A Secure Core of Compassion and Awareness
for Insecure Times
with Lama John Makransky, PhD
Offered May 2020
Lama John Makransky, PhD
This practice, called Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT), was adapted from Tibetan Buddhism by John Makransky into a form that is fully accessible to people of all backgrounds and world views. SCT has three modes of meditation that are introduced in this on-line program: the receptive mode, the deepening mode, and the inclusive mode.