Starting Thursday, March 3rd, and for the foreseeable future, we will focus our weekly practice on “Cultivating Peace as a Quality of True Nature.” Returning to peace in each gathering will support us in working with the challenges of larger world events and those in our daily life.
This group will explore practices of Innate Goodness, Silent Illumination, and Breath Awareness (ānāpānasati) meditation. Each 90-minute gathering will include guided meditation, short dharma talks, and time for questions and responses. More about each of these practices below.
WHERE: Online, through Zoom, with Stephen Snyder.
WHEN: Weekly on Thursday at 12:00 pm US PST / 3:00 pm US EST, for 90 minutes.
FEE: Offered on a danā (donation) basis. Your contributions are warmly welcomed and sustain the ongoing offering of these practices. You can offer dāna here: awakeningdharma.org/donate
ZOOM ACCESS: Instructions will be emailed the day before each weekly gathering.
TO REGISTER: awakeningdharma.org/weekly-reg
QUESTIONS: please write to email@example.com.
Innate Goodness connects us with the unconditioned goodness of our true nature/ true identity. Innate Goodness offers us a buoyancy and support for working with the personality patterning/ self-identity habits that support the customary self-identity.
Silent Illumination meditation is an ancient practice. It connects us to the warm innate goodness of our true nature while deepening that very connection. The meditation also dissolves the conceptual barriers that separate us from others, from the world at large, and from the undivided wholeness of the Absolute realm. It connects us to the undivided unity or wholeness that is a fundamental reality.
Breath Awareness (ānāpānasati) meditation, also called concentration or tranquility meditation, is a foundational practice that unifies the mind by focusing on a solitary meditation object. In focusing on one object, our mind can deeply relax. This meditation intensifies our connection with the transcendent, mysterious properties of our deeper nature.