I am really looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery at 7:30 pm for the weekly IMCB meditation and Dharma talk. I am now back in the Bay Area after 10 months of sailing the coast of Mexico. The process of coming back has inspired the theme of the talk for tomorrow. It will be centered on the concept of the spiritual home and the question of what that really means to each of us individually. Is it something deep within, is it a feeling of familiarity and spiritual belonging, or is it a physical place or group of people? Come join me in the exploration.
I also want to let you know that about a day retreat I’ll be offering at Spirit Rock at the end of the month.
Open Heart, Steady Mind: how to practice when life get’s hard
July 29th @ Spirit Rock Meditation Center 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
How do we keep practicing when we feel like we are sinking into the muck? Loneliness, anxiety, grief, overwhelm, and anger can really knock us off our cushion, making us feel as if our practice isn’t working or isn’t strong enough to stay present when difficulty arises.
This day retreat will focus on working with the difficult, through guided instruction, silent and walking meditation, Q&A, and discussion. We’ll explore how to stay steady with what pains us or stresses us out, and how to recapture a sense of our inner strength and wisdom, both to endure and to heal.
Wishing you all well,