About the topic:
What is an open mind, an open heart-mind? Buddhism is about ending suffering and realizing freedom. Suffering, in short, is to want the world to be other than it is. In this seminar, we will explore how our Zen practice of sitting meditation, study, and Sangha engagement can help us make space for how our lives actually are.
Making space is the inner gesture from which acceptance, freedom, a kind mind, and a compassionate response can arise. Conceptually, accepting a situation and responding to it may seem like a contradiction. However, in our actual experience, they can be undivided and mutually reinforce each other.
Making space for how things are means to be fully engaged in the immediate situation.
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The Seminar is followed by a Sangha meeting to discuss current developments in the Dharma Sangha. Please stay for the Sangha meeting if you can. Arrival 5:30 pm for a 6 pm for dinner, departure after lunch at 2 pm or around 4 pm if you stay for the Sangha meeting.
October 5-7, 2018
“Zen Mind, Open Mind – The Practice of Making Space”
Teacher: Zenki Roshi
Location: Boulder, CO; Briar Rose Bed & Breakfast
Fee: $200 (incl. lodging and meals); $150 (meals only)
Teaching Donation: in accord with your income level
Registration is through the Boulder Zen Center website. (Member Discount: 10%)