“The Buddha introduced mindfulness of breathing as a sublime way of practice that quickly leads to the overcoming of unwholesome states, like a heavy rain that will make any dust quickly disappear.”
~The Ven. Bhikkhu Analayo
Insight Meditation Tucson teacher David Bornstein will share teachings and practices from a retreat he just attended that was taught by Buddhist monk, scholar, and teacher, the Venerable Bhikkhu Analayo.
Noticing the breath is perhaps the most familiar, elemental, and simple practice we are given for meditation. The modesty of this instruction does not hint at the depth of what develops for us when we undertake it. Indeed, following the breath can be like a wave we ride right to the to center of all we experience as humans—the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual — bringing us into wise relationship with it.
The day will consist of sitting and walking meditation, mindful inquiry, Q&A, and Dharma teaching.
Pima Friends Meeting House: 931 N. Fifth 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.
9am - 4pm. Please plan to arrive by 8:45 to allow yourself a few moments to settle before we begin.
What to Bring:
Any sitting gear that supports you.
Your lunch (to offer continuity of practice). A refrigerator and a microwave will be available. You are welcome to bring a snack or tea to share.
This daylong is freely offered, and is made possible by the past generosity of IMT practitioners. Donation are greatly appreciated, and support the teachers and future IMT events. We accept cash, and checks made out to “Insight Meditation Tucson.”
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