A talk by Cayce Howe
On Sunday, November 26, 2017, Cayce spoke about “befriending ourselves” – it’s one relationship we can’t afford to pass over if it’s not going well. If we are to be happy we must put in the work with ourselves. Continue reading “Becoming Your Own Best Friend”
Sunday, November 19th
Living With Love in a World Filled with Anger, a dharma talk by Amma Thanasanti
Amma Thanasanti is based at the Awakening Truth Learning Center in Santa Rosa, California as a solitary alms mendicant nun. In 1989, she formally joined the Ajahn Chah lineage and the community of nuns at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery to begin training as a novice. Continue reading “Living With Love in a World Filled with Anger”
A talk by Cayce Howe
Recorded on 11/12
(Note: In the talk, Cayce references Anam Thubten and some of his writings. Anam is conducting a daylong at InsightLA on December 9th. Continue reading “Ethics, the Simple Way to Joy”
On Saturday, November 11, Cayce and Wendy led a full day meditation retreat at the Montecito Center. We used the creative art of painting to access otherwise hidden aspects of ourselves. Much of the time the teachings can stay in the conceptual realm, but through creativity we can break through into authentic experience.
“GENUINE ART HAS THE POWER TO AWAKEN AND LIBERATE” ~ CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA
Tibetan Buddhist Master Chögyam Trungpa liked to call spiritual art “Dharma Art”, and he would teach it as a path equal to any sitting or contemplation practice. Dharma Art can teach us about fearlessness and help us find confidence in our innate enlightened nature.
Who is this for?.
– Meditators that would like to deepen their practice, using techniques that may be new to them.
– Anyone looking for new ways to access the meditative space, whether beginner or advanced
– Artists that would like to find new ways to access creativity.
– Those that believe having fun is a spiritual exercise!
Our muse – The Bodhisattva Path
We reflected on the following through timed silent painting exercises:
a) The intention of renunciation
b) The intention of non-aversion or loving kindness.
c) The intention of non-injury or compassion
The Six Perfections (Paramitas)
Generosity: to cultivate the attitude of generosity.
Discipline: refraining from harm.
Patience: the ability not to be perturbed by anything.
Diligence: to find joy in what is virtuous, positive or wholesome.
Meditative concentration: not to be distracted.
Wisdom: the perfect discrimination of phenomena, all knowable things : 4 aspects of Wisdom: Skilful Means, Strength, Loving-Kindness, Primordial wisdom
Here are some pics from this amazing day !
A talk by Wendy Block
Recorded on 11/05
Explore what mindfulness has to show you when you meet resistance. Continue reading “Mindfulness and Work”