Study and Practice Series: Capping off 2020: Equanimity of Mind and Heart

Course Description:

Equanimity (upekkha) is a beautiful balance and steadiness of heart and mind that appears in several Buddhist lists and is a “capstone” to many practices. The year 2020 has certainly provided plentiful opportunities to cultivate this powerful quality. Join us in exploring several facets of upekkha as this unusual year draws to a close. 

More accessible than many people realize, equanimity supports ease both on and off the cushion. In this 3-session series (Tues, Thurs, Sat), we’ll use similes to explore upekkha as a relational quality (Brahma-vihara), a factor of awakening, and a component of samadhi. Sessions will include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion. Note that the third (Saturday) session is extended (2.5 hours)This is a Sati Center event.

Course Material:

Will be provided during the class. There are also several online translations available for this sutta at  Sutta Central.

Time:

Three Mornings, Tuesday Dec 15 (8:30-10:00am PST), Thursday Dec 17 (8:30-10:00am PST), Saturday Dec 19, 2020 (8:30-11:00am PST).

Note: Longer session on Saturday Dec 19th. 

Location: This is an online ZOOM class. Please sign up (see below) to receive a ZOOM link for the class.

Teachers:

Diana Clark, Kim Allen, Ying Chen and David Lorey

To sign up for the course. Please email practicecourses.saticenter@gmail.com with your name and email address.

Sati Center for Buddhist Studies

The Sati Center has been offering classes in Buddhist Studies in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1997. Our perspective balances scholarly inquiry with serious meditation practice. We believe that study and practice work together to deepen one’s realization of the Dharma and to help manifest that realization in the world. For information on ongoing Sati Center programs please visit us at www.sati.org or contact us at karuna@sati.org or 650-223-0311.