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Finding Balance in Difficult Times

  • White Heron Sangha 6615 Bay Laurel Place Avila Beach, CA, 93424 United States (map)

Two-day non-residential retreat

Join Oren for this special, two-day retreat in developing the Buddhist practices of equanimity, insight, and lovingkindness for inner challenges, relational difficulty, and suffering in the world. 

Equanimity is balance born of wisdom; it’s our heart and mind’s capacity to roll with the inevitable challenges and changes of life without taking it personally, without falling into despair or hopeless. Rather than a bland state of neutrality, or a cold state of indifference, equanimity gives us a wide space to feel the whole range of human experience, and the poise to act with wisdom and care rather than reactivity. Whether it’s personal loss and difficulty, challenges in relationship, or the immense pain our world is facing, equanimity is the indispensable quality that allows us to meet life with grace and balance, and at times to keep going in the face of extraordinary hardship.

The retreat will include of periods of instruction, Dharma talks, silent sitting and walking meditation, as well as ample time for Q&A. We will also explore relational practices in dyads and small groups.

Earlier Event: May 16
Metta Retreat: Lovingkindness
Later Event: June 15
How to Build Resilience