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[Live Streamed] Seattle Dharma Wisdom Sangha: Spring Session with Meg Agnew
Apr 2, 2021| $80
8-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 8 online meetings with a half-hour of meditation followed by an investigation of the first half of Why Buddhism Is True by Robert Wright. (The second half will be covered in our Summer 2021 session.)
This New York Times bestselling book looks at the Buddha’s teachings through the fascinating lens of evolutionary psychology and neuroscience. The author, a long-time Buddhist practitioner, uses both science and his personal experiences with meditation to illustrate how mindfulness really does reduce the suffering we cause ourselves and others.
“Delightfully personal, yet broadly important.” –Adam Frank, NPR.org
✓ Fridays, 8:00-9:15 am
✓ April 2 – May 21, 2021
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 studio costs and its resources, a registration fee of $80 is requested. (Scholarships available.)
*Important information about live streamed sessions:
✓ You must pre-register at least 45 minutes in advance of the series start.
✓ Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and password ~30 minutes prior to the event start.
✓ Ensure that your email on file with us is current, so that you can receive the link!
✓ Check your spam folder if you do not see the email from us!
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.