Equanimity is the powerful quality of non-reactivity, balance, clear-seeing, care, and responsiveness in relationship to whatever arises in experience. How do we cultivate equanimity in formal meditation? How do we bring equanimity into action, including difficult situations? What does equanimity mean when there is suffering and injustice? What are the challenges to equanimity and possible confusions about equanimity? In this talk, we will explore the beautiful and important quality of equanimity through examining these questions and pointing to perspectives and practices that help us to develop equanimity.
Donald Rothberg, Ph.D., a member of the Teachers Council at Spirit Rock, has practiced Insight Meditation since 1976, and has also received training in Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra practice and the Hakomi approach to body-based psychotherapy. He regularly teaches insight and lovingkindness meditation, and on the topics of transforming the judgmental mind, mindful communication and wise speech, working skillfully with conflict, and socially engaged Buddhism. He is the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World.
Event cost: Following a 2,500 year tradition known as Dana, this Dharma Talk is offered on a generosity (dana) basis. No one will be denied because they cannot give. We are encouraging members to donate what their budget and hearts of generosity allow, and/or to sign up for monthly giving on our Donations page.
Parking is validated in the ACE parking lot adjacent to the church. We encourage carpooling.
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Donald is also leading a San Diego Buddhist Study Series event in September. Visit our community page for information.
In this evening talk, Kevin will introduce the themes of his latest project: how to live with wisdom and open-heartedness in the world. Drawing from the early Buddhist teachings on loving-kindness, he will talk about the challenges of living in harmony, free from ill-will and attachment.
Kevin Griffin is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher known for his innovative work connecting dharma and recovery, especially through his 2004 book One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. He has been a Buddhist practitioner for over thirty-five years and a teacher for two decades. With teachings firmly based in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, he reaches a broad range of audiences in dharma centers, wellness centers, and secular mindfulness settings.
His upcoming book, Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World, draws from early Buddhist teachings in the Pali Canon.
Event cost: Following a 2,500 year tradition known as Dana, this Dharma Talk is offered on a generosity (dana) basis. No one will be denied because they cannot give. We are encouraging attendees to donate what their budget and hearts of generosity allow, and/or to sign up for monthly giving on our donations page.
Parking is validated in the ACE parking lot adjacent to the church. We encourage carpooling.For questions contact Irene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Title: Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World
- Teacher: Kevin Griffin
- Date: September 16, 2017
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- Teacher: Carol Wilson
- Date: October 19, 2018
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