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Honoring the Six Directions: Buddhist Teachings on Relationship and Community

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Sean Feit Oakes

In a beautiful and famous discourse, the Sigālaka Sutta, the Buddha taught a framework for building and sustaining healthy communities. He used the model of the Six Directions, where the practitioner thinks of themself in a web of relationships: with their parents (east), teachers (south), partner and family (west), friends and colleagues (north), employees and dependents (below), and religious renunciates and charities (above). Reflecting on our place in this maṇḍala of interdependence cultivates gratitude, generosity, healing, ethics, and social engagement, strengthening the bonds of beloved community through honoring the gifts and challenges of each type of relationship.

Space is limited and registration is requested. 

 

Cost: There is no registration fee for attending this event, nor most EBMC events. However, EBMC is not independently funded. The Center and the teachers will be sustained only by your voluntary donations (the practice of generous giving, or “dana”). Please donate generously, in proportion to your ability:

* Either online (you will be offered an opportunity during the online registration process to donate to EBMC; the teachers will not receive any part of this online donation).
* Or at the event, in the two baskets at EBMC, one for the Center, the second for the Teacher.

Thank you for your generosity. EBMC will be only be sustained through our collective generosity.

Fragrance-free: In order to protect the health of community members with environmental illness, please do not wear fragranced products (including “natural” fragrances) or clothes laundered in fragranced products to EBMC.

EBMC is wheelchair accessible.

Details

Date:
December 15
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Phone:
510-268-0696

Details

Date:
December 15
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Phone:
510-268-0696