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Retreat Dharma Talks

Befriending the mind

One common misperception of meditation is that it aims to stop thinking. However, the aim of insight meditation is to develop a more skilful relationship to every aspect of our experience, including our thoughts and emotions.
During this two-day non-residential workshop, we will explore ways to befriend the mind, to let go of unhelpful mental habits, and to cultivate helpful ones: states of heart and mind that lead to greater ease, happiness, and freedom.

2019-06-08 (2 days) Mariposa Sangha

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Jill Shepherd
An introduction to compassion, with a focus on cultivating self-compassion
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