Full day Nyinthun: Feminine Principle with a video talk by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

with Janet Romaine

February 2nd

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  • $25 Patron
  • $15 Sustaining
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Room: Main Meditation Hall

All are welcome to participate in all or any part of the day.

Please join us for this full day of meditation and contemplation on feminine principle as an expression of Prajnaparamita.  In Buddhism, the feminine principle refers to space and wisdom (prajna). Feminine is not in contrast to masculine, but it points to possibilities of accommodation and giving birth to realities of all kinds.  This is another way of looking at emptiness, which is the overarching theme of this series of talks.

On this day we will bring together the three Buddhist principles of hearing, contemplating and meditating as a path of opening heart and mind. All are welcome to participate in all or any part of the day, but we encourage your full participation as much as possible. 

9:00   Opening Chants, Sitting and walking meditation, dharma readings.
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Sitting and walking meditation;
        - Recorded video talk and discussion
3:15 Tea break
3:35 Sitting, walking and chanting practice.
5:00 End

The morning session (9AM till 12) will include dharma readings along with our usual nyinthun chants, sitting and walking meditation. The support of group practice enables us to extend and deepen our meditation. Individual meditation instruction will be offered throughout the morning for those requesting it.

In the afternoon session (1:30 till 5PM) we will view a video talk by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown taken from a new series of talks by Shambhala senior teachers.  These talks on compassionate action are now being offered in this series of full-day nyinthuns. The talk will be followed by group discussion and meditations led by Janet Romaine and Bill Wooding.

The day also includes lunch and tea breaks. One may bring their own lunch or go out to one of the nearby restaurants. We look forward to sharing the rich tradition of Paramita practice with you.

Donation: Please consider a donation of $10 - $25 for this practice. All offerings are appreciated. You can donate when registering online or in person. Please note: A portion of payments for this program will be given as heart gifts (dana) to  the Acharya teachers who are giving the talks in this series. 

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March 8:  Milarepa Day
April 5:  Acharya Melissa Moore, Glimpses of Sunyata
May 3: Acharya Judith Zimmer-Brown, Prajna and Compassion