[Live-Stream] Retreat - Working with the 5 Faculties or Strengths, with Candle Summers (Sat., Dec. 4, 2021)

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This retreat will be hosted on Zoom.


The Buddha was very pragmatic.
He didn’t philosophize about “the nature of reality”; he gave us simple, basic guidelines about how we can manage the challenges and difficulties of life.
The Buddha started with the basic human condition: we often suffer. Suffering can take many forms: anxiety, tension, stress, grief, fear, or dissatisfaction, to name a few. He emphasized that suffering is workable, that we can engage with our suffering in such a way as to be freed from it. He described five faculties (or strengths) that we need to develop to do so: confidence, effort, mindfulness, concentration, and discernment.
The five faculties or strengths faith or confidence, energy or persistent effort, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom/discernment are skills that we all already have to some degree. Developing them regularly and cultivating them as part of our meditation practice can help us develop our meditation and also manage our life experience to benefit ourselves and others. This can be very freeing and liberating to the heart and mind.
DATE:  Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021
TIME: 9;00am-2;00pm
SUGGESTED DANA: $50 (no one turned away for lack of funds, self-scholarship option available)
(Registration Closes December 1st.)