2/3/18, 8:00AM NOTE:
THE KEVIN GRIFFIN WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS. WE WILL RESCHEDULE. EVERYONE WHO REGISTERED ONLINE WILL RECEIVE REFUNDS ON MONDAY, 2/5.
PLEASE DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY COORDINATOR:
Day-Long Retreat with Kevin Griffin, "Living Kindness - Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World", Saturday February 3, 2018 9:00am-4:30pm.
Kevin Griffin will be visiting PIMC to give a day-long retreat based on his new book: Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World. This will be a wonderful and rare opportunity to learn from a scholar who has done deep study of the Buddhist suttas.
The retreat will include meditation, lecture, small group discussion, and an opportunity for Q&A. Describing the approach of and core themes covered in this retreat, Kevin wrote:
Loving-kindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple "open your heart and love everybody" practice, but a closer look at the Buddha's teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be valuable to instead look at how the Buddha addressed living kindness.
Several early Buddhist suttas illuminate these topics:
- Practicing non-ill-will toward difficult people
- Acting with integrity, morality, and ethics
- Living a harmonious homelife
- Letting go of grief
- Developing mindfulness and concentration through metta practice"
Kevin Griffin is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and author known for his innovative work connecting dharma and recovery, especially through his 2004 bookOne Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. He has been a Buddhist practitioner for over thirty-five years and a teacher for two decades. With teachings firmly based in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, he reaches a broad range of audiences in dharma centers, wellness centers, and secular mindfulness settings.
His latest book, Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World, draws from early Buddhist teachings in the Pali Canon.
To learn more about Kevin and his book, please visit his website: http://www.kevingriffin.net/living-kindness-buddhist-teaching-for-a-troubled-world.
Place: Portland Insight Meditation Center (PIMC)
Date: February 3, 2018
Suggested Donation: $70.00