March 18, 2022
Please join us Friday evening, March 18th, as we welcome Keri Pederson. A graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program, she is a meditation teacher at Seattle Insight Meditation Society. The evening will be from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. It will include meditation, a Dharma talk, and time for questions. The topic for the evening will be, "Growing a Heart that is Confident, Steadfast, and Firm".
Here is a more detailed description of the central topic of the talk and online retreat to be held the following day:
The intensity of ongoing uncertainty and unpredictability can have predictable effects on our hearts — we can grow weary and numb, literally ‘sick with worry’, scattered and spinning, or righteous and more stubbornly defended. It is easy to forget the deepest and most healthy capacities of the heart-mind in these times. In the early teachings, the Buddha often refers to the difference between a heart that sinks or stagnates in response to challenge and a heart that grows ‘confident, steadfast, and firm’ as a result of good practice and clear seeing. In Friday night’s talk and a day-long retreat on Saturday, we will explore these specific strengths and characteristics as maturing and deeply beneficial qualities in our practice lives.
No registration will be needed for the Friday evening talk and meditation and there will be no fee to attend. The Zoom link for that talk will be provided in the newsletter and on the IMMC website a week before the event.