An Antidote for Our Times
Please consider joining us in March for a weekend or week long retreat. This will be an exploration of the Brahma Viharas: the teachings that encompass compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. This is not sentimental stuff. We’re going to get down and dirty with the realities of why we are so hard on ourselves and others, why we may not feel that we deserve to be loved, and how we can break down the barriers between our lonely selves to become more connected and open to what the world offers us.
A sustained practice on the Brahma Viharas can lead us to the recognition that there is no need to divide the world into good and bad, love and hate, praise and blame. A sense of spaciousness opens up when we realize we need not give in to our habitual conditioning. Equanimity is the key: it allows wisdom to combine with the qualities of love and joy we’ve been developing, and we can engage with the world with an understanding mind and a compassionate heart. This is the antidote for these difficult times.
Join me in March for a 7-day or weekend retreat at the lovely, quiet Oakwood Retreat Center!