Voices of Awakening – Poems of the First Free Women

An online retreat including Insight Dialogue offered by Ayya Anopama and Nicola Redfern Using the poems from ‘The First Free Women’ which are based on the Therigatha, the world’s oldest collection of women’s literature, we will be exploring the struggles and moments of awakening of the very first nuns at the time of the Buddha. These women came from all walks … Continue reading Voices of Awakening – Poems of the First Free Women

Eight-week online Dharma Study class series October-November 2020

Registration closes 10 October Cultivating resilience in challenging times:   Learning from the “heavenly messengers”  This eight-week online course offers an opportunity to develop and strengthen our inner resources of kindness, compassion, calm and clarity, through an exploration of what are traditionally known as “the four heavenly messengers.”  In Buddhist teaching, these are four archetypes … Continue reading Eight-week online Dharma Study class series October-November 2020

Insight Dialogue workshop Auckland

Postponed to November - see details below Two-day relational meditation workshop - Auckland, New Zealand Introduction to Insight Dialogue Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation into our experience with others. Resting on the foundation of traditional Buddhist teachings, this practice offers a way to integrate … Continue reading Insight Dialogue workshop Auckland

Can you hear these voices?

Can you listen as if it was your sister speaking? Your grandson? Your niece? Your father? Your aunt? Kimberley Jones, US Black Lives Matter Activist  https://youtu.be/E46uaDCcT9Y In the Buddha's teaching, all beings have been our mothers and fathers at some point in the past ... Trevor Noah, South African comedian  https://youtu.be/v4amCfVbA_c Whether or not we … Continue reading Can you hear these voices?

A couple of new online practice options

May 23: One-day online workshop for Bellingham Insight, Washington   This one-day online workshop offers an opportunity to develop and strengthen our natural resilience and capacity to meet life's inevitable challenges with more steadiness, ease, and even appreciation. Using the Zoom platform, we will meet together online to explore a variety of practices from the … Continue reading A couple of new online practice options

Karuna-virus

In the Buddha's teachings, karuna is a Pali word that means compassion. There's a lot going on around the world right now, and due to coronavirus, many people are navigating intense suffering on multiple levels simultaneously: The suffering of health challenges, food insecurity, financial distress, longer-term economic uncertainty, separation from friends and family - or … Continue reading Karuna-virus