The Path of Liberation, August 24

Refuge shundo (2)The Path of Liberation
Led by Ryushin Paul Haller
Saturday, August 24, 2 pm – 5 pm

The emphasis in early Buddhist teachings was on how to alleviate suffering and promote healing, to facilitate a joyful aliveness. This intentional process that enables transformation is traditionally called the Path of Liberation and is outlined in the teachings of the Seven Factors of Awakening. In this workshop we’ll both discuss and experientially engage these seven factors in order to see how they can guide our meditation practice and how they can help us to see that we can shift from affliction to liberation in the midst of the activities of daily life.  

Suggested donation: £25 – click here for free registration

The Essentials of Zazen, August 24

 

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The Essentials of Zazen
Led by Ryushin Paul Haller
Saturday, August 24, 10 am – 1 pm

In this workshop we will discuss and practise how to establish the essentials of zazen – awareness of posture, breath and mental/emotional activity. There will be a detailed instruction on how to sit upright in a balanced and relaxed way, how to cultivate awareness of breath and how to sustain awareness in the midst of mental and emotional activity.

This workshop is particularly designed for beginners but will also be helpful to experienced students interested in the more subtle details of zazen  

Suggested donation: £25 – click here for free registration