Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry – continuing
Continuing from the fall. In his book “Human”, Aaron asks us to look at the dualities we create in our lives, and the suffering that comes from attachment to such dualities.
We’ll use vipassana, pure awareness meditation, non-dual meditations, energy practices, heart centered practices, observing intentions, connecting with guidance and more as tools to support us through this venture.
Aaron starts the book with these words:
My friend, you are human and yet you are also spirit.
To be spirit is to rest in the core of being that is birthless and deathless.
To be human is to contemplate the cessation of your conscious existence.
To be spirit is to live fully in the heart of love.
To be human is to know fear.
To be spirit is to offer everything.
To be human is to experience the fear expressions of greed and clinging.
To be spirit is to know divine compassion.
To be human is to know the fear expressions of judgment and anger.
To be spirit is to know your completion.
To be human is to hunger for it.
Yet, to be human and to be spirit are not at all incompatible,
for you are not incarnate to abolish fear and its expressions
but to learn to draw them into the heart of love.
Walk by my side for a while and I will teach you.
In class we will read the book together, and with Aaron, and look at the ways we create duality and separation in our lives. Why do we do this? How can we release these painful patterns? We’ll use vipassana, pure awareness meditation, non-dual meditations, energy practices, heart centered practices, observing intentions, connecting with guidance and more as tools to support us through this venture. Students will be asked to commit to daily meditation practice (even if it must be brief). Classes will be a mix of meditation time and instruction, discussion and practice with various exercises.
Teachers: Barbara Brodsky, Dan Muir and Aaron and possibly other spirit guidance.
Level: All levels.
Prerequisite: All are welcome! Open to anyone who has had, at minimum, an introduction to vipassana.
Held at: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 38106
10 classes | Tuesday
Jan. 10, 24 | Feb. 7, 21 | March 7, 21 | April 4, 18 | May 2, 16
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Teacher questions: If you have questions, you may email Barbara Brodsky at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the best way to reach Barbara. Barbara can also be reached by phone at 734.971.2076. This is a direct deaf phone with voice recognition software, and Barbara will speak back, but there is no answering machine if she is not near her phone.