General Program Class

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

with Ashley Wolverton

In person only

Please note: beginning September 29, this class will increase to 1.5 hours and $15 per person.

The Magical Practice of Taking and Giving

Buddha taught the sublime meditation known as taking and giving, or tonglen in Tibetan, as a method for healing body and mind, transforming problems and developing the fearless open heart of a Bodhisattva on the path to enlightenment. In this meditation series we will explore this powerful and creative method to enhance our love and compassion, to transform adverse conditions, and to create strong causes for enlightenment. Although profound, this practice is eminently practical, and can be applied to all of our life’s concerns, enabling us to make even difficult situations enormously fruitful. It is also a famous healing meditation that has been used for centuries.

This series of talks and guided meditations will take us through the different aspects of this magical meditation step by step.

Sept 1: How This Meditation Strengthens Love and Compassion
Sept 8: Self-compassion and the Practice of Taking
Sept 15: Healing Body and Mind through Taking
Sept 22: Imagining Freedom
Sept 29: Love and the Practice of Giving
Oct 6: Breathing Love and Compassion
Oct 13: Integrating Taking and Giving into your Life



Our General Program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually
No special clothing is required
Chairs and cushions are supplied
Please see our current Covid guidelines here
Everyone welcome!

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