Awakening Together: Building Beautiful and Beloved Communities, CC 1/13

With Larry Yang
Saturday, January 13, 1 – 4 pm
in the Buddha Hall

Building community can seem like a worthy purpose, a high aspiration, even a wholesome ideal. But the practices of Mindfulness and Lovingkindness invite us into experiencing more than that. The Compassion and Wisdom of Mindfulness invites us into the experience that Community is not just possible, but that it is necessary for our spiritual growth and path ... and that it is, most times, a difficult thing to accomplish.
 
Building community is not a luxury; it is not a hobby; it is a dire necessity in the intensities of this current world. Please come with the intention to really explore what Community feels like and to experience both how Community holds us together to grow and love, and also how it can push us beyond who we think we are as individuals and as groups, in the beauty of our human condition.
 
Beginning and experienced meditators are welcomed. There will be a book signing and purchase opportunity for Larry’s new book Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community at the end of the session.
 
Larry will also be offering the Saturday morning 10 am Dharma talk at City Center on January 13, followed by Q&A.

Fee: Sliding Scale, $10 – $60. No one turned away for lack of funds.

To Register: Please call the City Center main office at 415.863.3136 or the SFZC Reservations Office at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362. Or fill out this online form to have the Reservations Office contact you by phone or email to assist your registration.