Sunday, Oct. 13th – 10:30-12pm
The World in the Ten Directions
A Meditation & Teaching with Rachel Boughton
Monday, Oct. 14th, 7-9pm
Meditation & Dharma Talk with Rachel Boughton
The crazier things get, the more I feel I need to have an opinion, to know what’s right and wrong. But what if the way to start is exactly the opposite of that?
RETREAT – Oaxaca, MX: Life keeps throwing us into darkness, the unknown, the unforeseen. Things are lost for a time, we fetch around in the dark and feel our way in a world without defined edges. This can even be a blessing.
The ultimate safe harbor is inside my mind, always available, always here. Sometimes that can seem unlikely, but when I’ve tried everything else, everything I can grab and hold,
The world of form is so compelling, I get stuck in it, mired in its sticky realness. But sometimes I look around and see the way everything changes. What’s so real now wasn’t so 10 years ago, and 10 years from now everything will be different
‘Every day is a good day’ wasn’t aspirational, it was how he saw life. We don’t take half measures, we can have life now. The other thing to notice is that he also thought of this as a discovery, something you saw when the full moon rose in your mind.
Live Streamed 7-9pm Aug. 26th- Some koans are stories. I like these ones, there are so many places to enter. This koan is part of a longer story, involving passion and regret and finally a new point of view.
Live talk – Some koans give us impossible tasks like the ones in fairy tales. We can’t deal with them out of what we already know and they help us notice that everything that we love comes out of the dark of not knowing. We are immersed in our lives.
What am I doing here? There must be some way out. Who are these people?
We’re trapped here in this life, on this planet, complete with its uncertainties…