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[Live Streamed] Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha: Fall 2021 Session with Meg Agnew
Sep 17, 2021| $99
Online 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 12 online meetings with a half-hour of meditation followed by an investigation of Fierce Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
Neff, who is a pioneer in self-compassion research and the co-founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program, offers an expanded vision of self-compassion specifically for women in this brand new publication. In her view, women need to cultivate their fierce compassion along with their more readily available tenderness to help restore a healthier balance in our world.
“In this brilliant new book, Kristin Neff empowers women to combat patriarchy by shining a light on the true nature of compassion—both nurturing and fierce.” –Tara Brach
This fall series will meet online via Zoom each week. Participants will have the option to attend at the studio and participate in person on three dates (only): Sept 17, Oct 15, and Nov 19. (These three meetings will be “hybrid”, which means sessions are simultaneously held in person at the studio and live streamed via Zoom.)
Fridays, 8:00-9:15 am
September 17th – December 10th, 2021
Please note, there will be no gathering on Nov 26th.
Option to attend in person on Sept 17th, Oct 15th, Nov 19th.
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. To cover the host studio costs and its resources, a registration fee of $99 is requested. (Scholarships are available.)
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.