GENEROSITY BRINGS JOY
The Buddha said that Generosity brings joy at every stage: in the intention, in the act of giving, and in the reflection afterwards. In my own practice, generosity has become more and more important over the years. I’ve found a rich practice in bringing attention to the impulse to give and having an underlying intention to act on that impulse--regardless of what form of giving it might be. We can also cultivate an intention to notice subtle layers of expecting something in return. And, we can further cultivate a practice that fully recognizes and honors the generosity of others, even for the smallest acts.
John Martin has been devoted to dharma practice since 2001. His practice includes both long retreat practice and an engaged practice in the world. In his teachings, he emphasizes the aliveness of practice in everyday life, as well as the cultivation of the beautiful heart qualities (brahmaviharas). John teaches Vipassana and Metta (loving kindness) meditation retreats. John's spiritual path has also included volunteer service work, including over 12 years as a hospice volunteer. He serves on both the Spirit Rock Guiding Teachers Council and the Teachers Council. He leads both a Dedicated Practitioners Study Group and a continuing Advanced Practitioners Study Group.
Date & Time:
Friday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St., San Diego, Bard Hall
Parking is validated in the ACE parking lot adjacent to the church. We encourage carpooling.