Join us for a virtual online meditation retreat Encounter of the Heart led by Valerie Forstman January 21-24: Thursday morning – Sunday Afternoon Suggested payment is $125-$300. Give generously as you are able, or pay any amount that you can reasonably afford. This four-day virtual retreat includes talks, Q&A, sitting together, easy relaxing body practice, meditation guidance, […]
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“… as an affirmation of the absolute unity of all …” “… How can there be suffering if there is no one who suffers? …” Description: In this further exploration of the Heart Sutra from the 2019 Winter Sesshin, we look at the section that says: “No ignorance, and therefore no ending of ignorance; no old age […]
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When you sit, the whole world is sitting… We really don’t have to do anything, just show up. The invitation of Zen practice is to sit with the world, just as it is – keenly critical now, during challenging and distressing world events. At the same time, this practice is larger than any circumstances. Valerie […]