Monday, 31 October 2016

This week @ Beaches Sangha - Jampa on emptiness

Hi all.

This week at Beaches Sangha Jampa will be giving a talk on 'emptiness' - a term you hear quite frequently in Buddhist circles. Here's his (rather poetic) taster...

Emptiness is the open-endedness of the world to change and re-definition as opposed to being forever fixed and self-defining. Normally, we suppose that the world is already and always fully real, existing independent of our minds, out there waiting to be revealed to us. That our minds are merely passive observers, like mirrors reflecting what is already there. Emptiness is the absence of just such a fantasized way of existing—independent existence: we, in fact, are continually collaborating in the creation of our world. When the mind is awakened to this newly-found reality, there occurs a fundamental transformation: the spontaneous arising of the joy that comes with the freedom from the tyranny of views and the compassionate participation in therapeutic world-making.

Here's the photo for this week.

:)  I hope you can make it.

Monday, 10 October 2016

This week @ Beaches Sangha

Hi all.

This week @ Sangha we have have an open discussion night. Bring any questions or confusions you have, or issues you're facing in life that you'd like a dharmic perspective on. These sessions are always interesting and relevant.

I hope you can make it.


Monday, 3 October 2016

This week @ Beaches - a really important topic!

Hi all.

This week @ Beaches Sangha, Sylvie is giving a talk called 'Harnessing the Wisdom of Resistance'. 
Typically, resistance has a bad name in our culture. It is seen, in many psychological approaches and meditation circles, as an impediment and something to push through or get rid of. But what if our resistance was trying to tell us something very useful? Sylvie will explore the positive aspects of resistance and how to harness its wisdom, in a way that leads to self compassion, self-awareness, and growth. 

This is a really important practice!!

I hope to see you there.