Saturday afternoon guided practice in gratitude for subtle pleasant experiences and in the importance of supporting our meditation through noticing these pleasant states. The sit ends with a guided meditation and walking instruction in experiencing the body through the senses. (Jeanne)
Saturday morning dharmette in gratitude and generosity as a reciprocal relationship, rather than a transactional relationship, followed by a guided meditation in the refuges as gratitude practices. (Susie) The sit ends with walking instructions and encouragement to sense the body as a support for the embodied gratitude of being present. (Jeanne)
This week we continue with Wisdom, the 4th of the 10 Parami, or qualities of heart and mind that support the highest happiness. We explore what wisdom is, and how it can be an accessible, daily support for peace in everyday life.
This week we continue our exploration of the Parami - ten qualities that can support the mind and heart to cross the floods of challenges that can sweep us away. We turn to the practice of sila, which Jeanne likes to translate as good relations, and ways that we can reflect on our skillfulness as a support for joy.
The parami are ten qualities of heart and mind that carry us in challenging times. This week we explored the parami of dana (generosity), and the way our individual acts of generosity become a way of living in kindness.
The Parami are ten qualities of the heart of the bodhisattva - those who wish to cultivate peace in the world, for all beings. Tonight, we started with setting the foundation of our discussion on the parami, by first talking about the floods that can sweep us along - a tide of worries, duties and pressures - which the parami can help us navigate.