4:00 - 5:30 pm ET
Is it possible to be a parent and still be fully committed to the Buddhist path? Can parents have a deep practice? The lack of sleep, the constant attention to others, the ongoing household chores, and the obstacles to going on retreat all might lead one to feel that being a parent is a hindrance to real insight. But what if the opposite were true? What if parenting could actually be an awakening experience, in and of itself? This program, taught by two parents, will explore and celebrate the many ways that being a parent has the potential to be its own path to awakening. We will gather inspiration through sharing stories; we will practice, reflect, and play together; and we will remember the wisdom of parents walking the path before us.
In an effort to make this program accessible for the busy lives of parents, participants are encouraged to attend as many sessions as they are able; it is ok to miss a couple of sessions if need be.
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 January 30, 2024.
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 for 90 days.
If you have additional questions please contact us at [email protected].