Retreat on KSHANTI PARAMITA:
Dealing with the Wrongs Life
and Other People Do Us.
Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Carmel Valley, CA:
Thursday, June 10 - Sunday, June 13.
A Four-Day retreat exploring the difficult issues of patience, revenge,
tolerance and forgiveness.
Call 415-865-1899 for information or check out
Kshanti is often translated as "forebearance" or "patience." What are
the skillful means by which we actually manifest the spirit of
forgiveness and reveal the essential harmony of all beings? How do we
make gritting our teeth over injury and offense a dynamic flow of
creativity? When do we express our feelings of violation in righteous
anger, and when do we hold anger in meditative equipoise? The practice
of Kshanti Paramita has even longer-ranging implications for our peace
of mind when we consider that even in our most joyous moments, we know
that life is hard and short. The full acceptance of this fact is kshanti
paramita, viz., Basho`s pilgrimage poem on taking shelter during a
storm: "Fleas, lice/the horse pissing/near my pillow." Where in our own
view of life do we find access to such composure of mind?
6 CEU credits MFTs and LCSWs.
There will also be plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty of Tassajara on your own.
TASSAJARA STUDY WEEK
Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18,
Tassajara Hot Springs/Zen Mountain
Call Darlene at 707-869-3787 for details and
permission to enter the class. Call 415-865-1899
for reservations only after you have been
accepted into the class.
An intimate group study on an aspect of Zen or Buddhist training,
allowing plenty of time to enjoy the natural beauty of Tassajara Hot
Springs in the Ventana wilderness.
Darlene Cohen and Daya Goldschlag