BRINGING THE PRACTICE OF MINDFULNESS INTO OUR DAILY LIVES
Four sessions with Michael Ciborski and Fern Dorresty,
Dharma teachers in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
At the Bugbee Senior Center, White River Junction
262 N. Main St., White River Junction, VT 05001
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Bring your evening meal and together we will eat mindfully.
January 13th – Transforming and Healing Our Suffering
We transform and heal our suffering through learning to embrace our suffering, taking time to look deeply and listen to our suffering in order to understand it, then strengthening a new way of thinking and acting which no longer causes us to suffer. This evening we will explore this process as well as learn about how our mind works through Buddhist psychology.
January 27th – Connection and Healing in Our Relationships with Loved Ones
Exploring how the practice of mindfulness can support our relationships with others, including transforming habit energy and reactivity, the cultivation of loving speech, deep listening, and a practice of reconciliation called Beginning Anew.
February 10th – Practicing with Love, Loss and Letting Go
This session we will look at applying the teachings on impermanence and liberation to major life changes. Deep insight into the no-beginning/no-end nature of things can bring about great freedom and help us to let go of the suffering we feel in difficult transitions. This is a skill that can be learned and which allows us to become light and new.
February 24th – Practicing with our Children and Grandchildren, from tot to teen and beyond
Exploring how we can share the practice with children through both practical activities as well as how we can practice when we are with them, in order that they can directly experience the fruits of our practice, namely our true presence and capacity to listen to them, our peace, ease and joy in being alive.