Lighting the Lamp of Awareness

in: Dharma Topics
Discussion Date: Thu, Jul 22, 2021
July 22, 2021, 7:00 to 8:45 pm Silver Spring, Maryland, community online on Thursday evening July 23, 2021, 7:00 to 8:45 pm Open to all online on Friday evening

Dear Still Water Friends,

There are some who come to mindfulness practice with the idea that all one needs to know can be learned quickly — roughly equivalent to learning a new way to manage email. However, that has not been my experience. For me, it is like learning to play a musical instrument or developing mastery of Tai-Chi. It takes time, lots of practice, good teachers, and some understanding of the history and meaning of the of the words we use.

This Thursday and Friday evenings we will explore together what it means to be mindful in meditation and in daily life. We will begin with Thay’s (Thich Nhat Hanh’s) elaboration of the most important... Continued

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