A Year of Deepening in Compassion Part IV -- Skillful Dragon: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

October 20th—January 19th

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    Room: Main Meditation Hall

    A Year of Deepening in Compassion -- Part IV

    Skillful Dragon: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement



    9:30-10:00 am  Meditation Instruction for new participants

    9:30- noon       Meditation, live online talks, tea and discussion

    The spiritual path does not lead to non-activity and withdrawing from the world. In the Shambhala tradition the master warrior is profoundly engaged.

    We can rest in space, but don't have to hold on to that experience ....

    Rather, the increased relaxation and openness allows the warrior to manifest and respond in a way that is skillful and wise, because we are completely in touch with what is going on.

    This course will explore the teachings on Lojong (famous mind-training slogans by Atisha) that invite us to utilize the difficulties and problems we encounter to deepen our path. Rather than seeing the unwanted aspects of life as obstacles, they can be viewed as the raw material necessary for awakening genuine uncontrived compassion, for ourselves and others.

    October 20 - Awakening the Heart of Compassion: An Introduction to Lojong and the Four Reminders with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

    November 3 - Empty Heart: Absolute Bodhicitta Slogans with Acharya John Rockwell

    November 17 - Relative Slogans Part I with Acharya Holly Gayley

    December 1 - Relative Slogans Part II with Acharya Fleet Maull

    December 15 - Bringing It into All Areas of Life with Acharya Susan Skjei

    January 5 - Discussion Groups led by the Acharyas

    January 19 - Summary of the Year with Acharya Susan Chapman

    You are welcome to attend some or all of these talks.

    There will be an opportunity to take the entire Year of Deepening in Compassion series on Tuesday evenings beginning October 22 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. For more information about the Tuesday evening classes please see Awakening the Heart: The Path of the Bodhisattva Warrior on our website.