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Dharma Wisdom Seattle: Friday Morning Sangha – Winter Session
Jan 17, 2020| $99
11-Week Series with Meg Agnew
The intention of this program is to encourage a deepening of our meditation practice and, within the refuge of sangha (spiritual community), to share insights and support for living with wisdom and compassion. We’ll begin each of our 11 meetings with a half-hour of meditation followed by an investigation of Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume, edited by Stephanie Kaza.
This is a collection of excellent essays by well-respected Buddhist teachers including Pema Chodron, Joseph Goldstein, Norman Fischer, Ajahn Amaro, David Loy, Diana Winston and others. As humans, we will always need to consume, but how we can do that wisely and compassionately is what is explored in this book.
“Finally! A book about consumerism that goes to the very heart of the matter—that it corrodes our precious human capacities to know truth, see beauty, and feel love.”
~Vicki Robin, coauthor of Your Money or Your Life
January 17 – April 3
*There will be no class on February 21.
A registration fee of $99 is requested to pay for the costs of using the studio. (Scholarships are available.) In keeping with the tradition of Theravadan Buddhism, the teachings will be freely offered. Participants are encouraged to make a donation (dana) of any amount for the instruction.
Note: There are folding chairs, blankets, bolsters, mats, and other props at the studio for our use.
A series allows your teacher to teach progressively and to tailor the class, theme or goal as they get to know each individual over time. Staying with one group for several weeks also builds commitment, community, and understanding for both the student and the teacher. Research shows that we learn better, feel discomfort less, and are more optimistic when we feel included in community. Our series classes build that kind of inclusion.
Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the series start; after which, no refunds are given.
About the Instructor: Meg Agnew
Meg, M.A., has enjoyed teaching at SYA since 1993. She has completed comprehensive training in both the Iyengar and Anusara styles of yoga and her teaching also reflects her study of several spiritual traditions. In 2009, Meg was a graduate of the first Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA. Compassionate mindfulness is a prominent aspect of her yoga classes. With carefully sequenced instruction and a light-hearted approach, Meg encourages students to participate in the powerfully transformative process at the heart of yoga. She believes that yoga is an exploration leading to self-acceptance, healing, and an ever-deepening experience of freedom and love. Meg is a certified Qi-gong teacher.