Sunday 10am Community Practice & Discussion
This Sunday Jane R. will be facilitating our weekly community practice and discussion.
A quote from Pema Chodron: “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know…nothing ever really attacks us except our own confusion. Perhaps there is no solid obstacle except our own need to protect ourselves from being touched. Maybe the only enemy is that we don’t like the way reality is now and therefore wish it would go away fast. But what we find as practitioners is that nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. If we run a hundred miles an hour to the other end of the continent in order to get away from the obstacle, we find the very same problem waiting for us when we arrive. It just keeps returning with new names, forms, manifestations until we learn whatever it has to teach us about where we are separating ourselves from reality, how we are pulling back instead of opening up, closing down instead of allowing ourselves to experience fully whatever we encounter, without hesitating or retreating into ourselves.”
From Jane: I have been “chewing on” this quote from Pema for awhile and would love to explore it together. I actually find what she is saying quite provocative, and I don’t pretend to have any clear answers, but I would love to take some time to practice together and share our reactions and insights to what she is offering us in this teaching. I hope that you can join us for this exploration!
Everyone is welcomed. Registration and Zoom information available here.