"Between the stimulus and the response there is a space. And in that space is our power and our freedom."
~ Viktor Frankl
The Buddha spoke of the 10,000 joys, and the 10,000 sorrows that are part of every human life. Naturally, most of us try to maximize what we like and minimize what we don't, and while the Buddhist path doesn't specifically discourage this strategy, it teaches that true happiness is found elsewhere.
The Buddha taught that our deepest suffering results from clinging to what we enjoy, pushing away what we don't, and numbing out to the rest. The very simple and direct practice of noticing the pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral aspect of each moment begins to disrupt our deep patterns of reactivity. How might your life change if you could more easily rest in this moment, just as it is?
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, June 9, 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 teacher offered at the end of the daylong.
To Register Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-477-1897.