Generosity: The Practice of Freedom With Greg Scharf
Wednesday, May 1 at 7:15 pm In place of the Wednesday open sitting Opportunity for Teacher and Center Dana
This talk will explore the path of our practice in terms of the 10 Paramis and the three trainings in Dana, Sila and Bahavana. Seeing the spiritual life as the ripening of Paramis greatly expands the breadth of what we think of as "practice". Dana (generosity) and Sila (ethical conduct) are seen as the essential foundation for Bhavana (meditation). This talk explores this relationship, with an emphasis on the practice of generosity as the practice of freedom.
Greg Scharf began meditation practice in 1992. He has studied with a variety of teachers both in Asia and the West, and trained as a Buddhist monk in Burma. His teaching emphasizes the natural unfolding of love and wisdom through the cultivation of mindful awareness. Greg has been teaching residential retreats in the USA and abroad since 2007.
An Evening of Love and Kindness
Wednesday, July 31 at 7:15 pm
In place of the Wednesday open sitting
Opportunity for Teacher and Center Dana
Spring Washam is a meditation and dharma teacher based in Oakland, California. She has studied meditation and Buddhist philosophy since 1997. After many years of extensive training with Jack Kornfield she is a new teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Spring is one of the founding members and core teachers at the East Bay Meditation center where she leads regular day long retreats and teaches a weekly sitting group. Spring is considered a pioneer in bringing mindfulness based healing practices to diverse communities. In addition, Spring has tremendous training in indigenous healing practices and works with students individually from around the world. She currently leads healing and meditation retreats throughout the US. www.springwasham.com.