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Equanimity Retreat - Online

During this time of great personal and global uncertainty and disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need wisdom, mindfulness, and balance more than ever. These are the qualities that allow us to respond to the needs of the world around us and within us. And yet, often we may feel out of balance. Because of fear, frustration, and anger towards our immediate experiences, we might yearn for what we don’t have and feel shut down and overwhelmed by the size of our challenges. This at-home residential retreat allows us to integrate the teachings with our everyday life. We will gather together online to explore the wisdom and practices that strengthen warm Equanimity and explore how it balances the other beautiful qualities of the heart. And as a support, we will engage in the embodiment practice of Qi Gong. Like tuning a many stringed guitar, when the heart is well balanced and each string is tuned, beautiful music can be played by a skilled musician. The power of true Equanimity is our refuge that allows us to stand in the middle of what is true, and from this middle point, we can move into skillful actions to care for ourselves and others.
2020-05-04 (7 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
2020-05-05 Tuesday Morning Sit with Instructions 46:48
  Sharda Rogell
Morning Teaching
2020-05-05 Four Brahma Viharas Practice in Daily Life, part 1 43:29
  Tempel Smith
Description: To bring forward the highest heart quality of Equanimity we need to understand all four brahma viharas (heavenly dwellings: friendliness, compassion, celebration, and balance) and how the work together in beautiful harmony.
2020-05-06 Guided Equanimity Mindfulness of Pleasure, Pain, and Neutrality 58:02
  Tempel Smith
Description: Guided meditation to bring mindful intimacy to pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral experiences in the body and other phenomena. This is the second foundation of mindfulness.
2020-05-07 Guided Equanimity Mindfulness of Emotions and Mental States 55:18
  Tempel Smith
Guided meditation to bring mindful intimacy to our every changing emotions and mental states. This is the third foundation of mindfulness.
2020-05-07 Balancing Our Heart with Equanimity 51:12
  Sharda Rogell
Given during COVID -19, how to find balance within our heart and mind when emotions are strong.
2020-05-08 Morning Instructions on Working with Thoughts 50:21
  Sharda Rogell
A short dharma talk with a guided meditation on investigating mental activity: thoughts and images
2020-05-09 Four Brahma Viharas Practice in Daily Life, part 2 25:14
  Tempel Smith
To bring forward the highest heart quality of Equanimity we need to understand all four brahma viharas (heavenly dwellings: friendliness, compassion, celebration, and balance) and how the work together in beautiful harmony.
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