Experts often say that addiction is a disease of isolation. We also know that craving is a dominant characteristic of addiction. In Buddhist teachings, it is taught that strong desire or craving is a hindrance to the path of awakening, and it is one of the main causes of dukkha or suffering. It also blocks the natural flow of lovingkindness (metta) and compassion (karunā).
In this half-day program, Walt Opie and Dalila Bothwell will offer teachings related to the overcoming of craving, and how insight meditation practice, including the Brahmavihāras (Divine Abodes) practices, can help us cultivate a healing sense of deeper connection with others and ourselves.
Together, we will look at ways to cultivate connection through establishing mindful awareness moment-to-moment, practicing the Brahmavihāras (Divine Abodes), generating generosity, developing gratitude, and through simplifying our lives via the practice of wise renunciation. There will be experiential exercises, guided meditations, poems, stories, and more! Please join us if you can.
Equity Pricing Model
As one part of our ongoing effort to expand access to the teachings of the Buddha, all IMS Online programs feature equity-based registration fees, including the opportunity to self-select a low-cost scholarship rate. No-fee enrollment is available for those who request a fee-waiver at [email protected], no questions asked. Our system supports the cultivation of a dynamic and inclusive community and is made possible by our generous donors and those who choose to support other students by contributing at the “Benefactor” level.
Registration for this program closes on December 2, 2023 at 10:00 am ET.
This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live sessions. On-demand videos will be available to registered participants only for 90 days. Some portions of this program may not be recorded at the teacher’s discretion for reasons of student confidentiality and to create a safe container.
If you have additional questions please contact us at [email protected].