James Baraz: Dharma Talk

October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
2304 McKinley Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703

Dear Friends,

I look forward to being with the community this Thursday evening. The subject of the talk will be: “Equanimity; Finding Balance in Difficult Times”. 
Equanimity, or Upekkha, is a highly valued quality in Buddhist teachings. It is one of the Four Divine Abodes (along with loving-kindness, compassion and joy), one of the Seven Factors of Enlightenment, one of the Ten Paramitas. When highly developed it is the precursor to the experience of awakening. But what is equanimity? How can we cultivate it in our meditation practice? Even more how can we access it in our daily life, especially in intense times like these with so much divisiveness, fear and outrage over the suffering in the world?
I hope you join us in practicing together and exploring this topic..
With metta,