Buddha and the Yogis : Freedom on the Path to Compassion

June 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – July 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Join Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor & Robert A.F. Thurman for an all levels yoga and meditation intensive sponsored by Tibet House US Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa this June 28th – July 3rd, 2020 in Phoenicia, New York!

Diving deeply into the complementary teachings of Mahayana Buddhism and classical Indian thought, we find at the core the common ground of cultivating compassion within the context of daily life. This turns out to be an essential step toward peeling away layers of confusion and habitual ways of thinking and acting that keep us stuck and unable to experience the interpenetrating nature of all things.

During this week of yoga, meditation, storytelling, chanting and lively discussions, we will explore how these two traditions are profoundly relevant to life in the 21st Century.

As a backdrop to the practices, we will study sections of the Amrta Siddhi, Yogavaśiṣta, Vimalakirti Sūtra, Narada Bhakti Sūtra and Heart Sūtra, exploring how these practices and teachings stimulate our creative imagination for problem solving as well as how they ignite the intuitive sense of who we really are as part of the ecosystem we call life.

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