Date(s) - 29/09/2021
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
We decided to continue not having in person meditation and study group sessions on Wednesday evening.
Instead we will be meeting online. Join us by clicking on this Zoom link on Wednesday evenings, 6:45-8:00pm . We value Sangha (spiritual community) and feel it is important for us to have the opportunity to be together. We will use this time to meditation along with a short check in to see how we can best support one another. Plus the facilitator will continue on our Dharma theme offering everyone a focus for our practice. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our love and kindness for the wellness of all beings.
Life With Full Attention
This week we will continue on in our 8 week series on mindfulness, “Life with Full Attention”. We will move into the first of the Buddha’s four spheres of mindfulness, the body. The body is the anchor of our awareness and whenever we are feeling confused about how to cultivate mindfulness in the moment we can always come back to the body and its movements.
In our modern age, we tend to live very much in our head, thinking, analyzing, ruminating and complicating experience. We can spend hours a day in front of a screen either for work or entertainment. We may find that we tend to neglect being aware of our bodies, its movements and what a body needs to remain healthy.
Paying attention to our body helps to ground our awareness and attention in our direct experience of the moment. This can aid in breaking the autopilot habits we have of living mostly in our heads and being consumed by stories and repeated thought patterns that lead to a divided sense and suffering.
This week we will spend time with practices that help cultivate awareness of our bodies and discuss ways of putting these practices into use in our day to day lives.
“Body awareness is a journey from alienation towards integration and embodied consciousness. It is a path in itself, one that eventually leads to insight.”
-Life with Full Attention, by Maitreyabandhu
Join us to explore….this Wednesday…!
Nagaloka’s Friends Night overview Nagaloka handout friends night July 2020
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