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Build a Mindful New Year
December 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
A free online program
Let’s walk into 2023 together with clear minds and open hearts.
December 26-31 from 3:00-3:45 pm EST
“If we want to obtain enlightenment by becoming a Bodhisattva, it is necessary to actualize wisdom and compassion. This is done by the practice of what are called the six paramitas, or ‘transcendental actions.’” Traleg Rinpoche
What will the next year bring for you? Those you love? The world?
This is a time of year when thoughts naturally turn toward what we want to create going forward, how to best support what we believe in, and what we can do to make a better world. We want to move into the future with courage, compassion, and clarity.
With all that is going on in the world, it sometimes feels impossible. It is not. We can overcome aggression, remain open hearted, and see the situations of our lives clearly.
According to Buddhist thought, there are only six skills you need. They are called the six paramitas (or transcendent actions):
What makes these skills transcendent is when we offer them from a deep longing to be of benefit to others. I know you have this longing. According to ancient texts from Mahayana Buddhism, an understanding of the six paramitas has the power to transport us to the “other shore”, the shore of sanity, decency, kindness, and complete liberation.
Don’t take my word for this! Explore them yourself and see. The Open Heart Project has invited a collection of accomplished Buddhist teachers to teach us about these powerful actions, one each between December 26 – 31.
Each day at 3:00 p.m. EST, a different teacher will lead a 45-minute session to explore one of the paramitas. We will start with generosity on December 26th and end with wisdom on December 31st.
You will hear teachings from a variety of perspectives and have a chance to ask questions and be in dialogue with the teachers and each other.
Each class will begin with a talk, followed by a guided meditation and a question and answer period.
You are invited to drop into one or all sessions. Each one will be recorded. Together, we will enter the new year in a community of goodness.
Please don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight into these potent teachings and, as important, the power that comes with practicing together in community. You are not alone! There is much to learn! It is all possible!
THIS PROGRAM IS FREE.
All you have to do is register HERE.
If you can’t make it to the sessions live, no worries. We’ll send you a link to each recording.
Registration includes access to my newsletter with ongoing support for your spiritual journey.
Here is the schedule:
3:00 p.m EST with Susan Piver
3:00 p.m EST with Bridget Bailey
3:00 p.m EST with Maho Kawachi
3:00 p.m EST with Marisa Viola
3:00 p.m EST with Kevin Townley
3:00 p.m EST with Sokuzan