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Join our community gathering in Portsmouth this Sunday, October 16, 10AM - 12 PM. We are in the middle of a series of conversations led by Dh. Viriyalila, focused on how we can work with our minds to develop kindness and equanimity in relation to the people in our lives and the events happening around us. This week our topic is faith. Here is what Viriyalila says about it:
”Sraddha is the cornerstone of Buddhist practice, the most fundamental positive mental state and the basis of all others. It’s not well translated as ‘faith’, but that’s the best we can do in one word. It’s more about confidence and trust in oneself, not blindly following a doctrine or conceptual framework. Sraddha infuses our spiritual life with meaning and value. Do we know where to find it in our experience? How is it of benefit on a moment to moment basis?”
On the series as a whole: ”Mind in Harmony.” What does a mind in harmony look and feel like? In Buddhist practice, we emphasize ethics of body, speech and mind. We engage in meditation to calm the mind and infuse it with positivity. In doing so, we inadvertently become more aware of our patterns of behavior and how they are an expression of what’s happening in our minds. How do we see others? How do we understand our difficult interactions? How do we choose to respond when we feel hurt or disappointed? In this short course we’ll explore how we can use mindfulness of the present moment, along with compassion for self and others, to bring the mind into harmony with itself and the world around us.
Sunday mornings, 10AM-12PM. All are welcome. Offered by donation: $10-5 suggested.
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