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Online: Equanimity: Finding Our Balance in Difficult and Challenging Times

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

An Online Retreat with Arisika Razak 

Saturday, August 13th 2022

10AM – 4:30PM PT

Closed captioning will be provided.

Just as the Buddha sought a Middle Way between body-denying asceticism and total sensual indulgence, many of us are searching for balance. In the face of rapidly escalating attacks on our bodies, our communities, and our civil and human rights, we may find ourselves overwhelmed by anger, fear, anxiety and despair.

The Buddha taught that freedom is found when we dwell in the present moment and cultivate loving-kindness for all beings. But how can we do this in a world so saturated with greed, hatred, and delusion?

The practice of equanimity invites us to rest in our heart’s wisdom, even in the midst of struggle and pain. It supports our bodies’ well-being, and allows us to accept the world as it is – without being overwhelmed by the feelings that blow through us and without compromising our willingness to take transformative action to heal the world.

In this day-long retreat, we will actively engage in practices that promote equanimity. We will use movement, meditation, small and large group sharing, dharma teachings and writing to relax our bodies, calm our minds and face our difficulties with renewed hope and acceptance.

We invite you to bring art supplies, as well as something to write with.

A zoom link to join us will be included in your EventBrite confirmation. 

Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

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

Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

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