"This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival."
Our days and minds are full, and the biological "negativity bias" of the brain can leave us believing that most of the time we feel tired, or irritated, restless, worried, overwhelmed. In the daily deluge of news, information, and responsibilities it can be hard to find even a few moments of calm. And yet this is precisely what the Buddha invited us to do.
Unsurprisingly, the Buddha instructed us to get to know the Hindrances––the normal difficult human energies of Desire, Aversion, Sloth & Torpor, Restlessness & Worry, and Doubt. But he also said "when the hindrances are absent in you, know that they are absent in you." When we look closely, we see that the busy-ness of our minds is not solid or impenetrable. In truth, there are moments of calm and stillness in and amongst all the unwanted "arrivals" like worry, regret, restlessness, etc. Experiencing these moments directly––taking them in––can help us relate to all of life's visitors with more wisdom and ease.
Come join local Insight Meditation of Tucson teacher, David Bornstein for a day of practice. The day will consist of sitting and walking meditation, an inquiry process, Q&A, and Dharma teaching. Bring whatever sitting gear supports you and please bring your lunch to offer continuity of practice. You are welcome to bring a snack or tea to share. A refrigerator and a microwave will be available.
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Location: Pima Friend's Meeting House
931 N 5th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
Parking is available in back lot, along 1st St west of 5th Ave or along 5th Ave between 1st and Speedway. Be mindful of parking permit signs.
Cost: Donation to the teachers offered at the end of the daylong.
To Register Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-477-1897.