August 16, 2014, Love in the Suttas with Diana Clark

Saturday, August 16, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at the Insight Meditation Center
108 Birch St.
Redwood City, CA

How is the metta sutta, which we often chant while on a meditation retreat, related to metta meditation?  And how is metta meditation related to insight and concentration meditation?  Please join us as we explore the answers to these questions and more during this day of lecture, practice and discussion. Together, we will examine and practice with the teachings on lovingkindness in the early Buddhist texts and later commentarial works.  We will explore how these inspirational teachings have evolved over time and how we can apply this understanding to our current practice.

Please bring a bag lunch. This class is offered on a donation basis.

Diana Clark has been practicing since 2005. Her practice includes long meditation retreats, the scholarly study of Buddhism and Buddhist texts and exploring the science of mindfulness and compassion. She is trained as a scientist and serves the dharma community by being the former treasurer of IMC and the current treasurer of IRC. She is also on the board of the Buddhist Insight Network. She is a graduate of the Sati Center Buddhist Chaplaincy program and has an MA in Buddhist Studies from the Institute of Buddhist Studies.