Paramis: A Guide to Everyday Living
The Ten Paramis or perfections, are qualities of heart and mind that we have the opportunity to cultivate and nurture in our formal practice, and in our lives. They are doorways to a wholesome and responsive life. We live in difficult times. How to meet the everyday challenges, local and global, has become not only a personal exploration but a critical one for this time in our history. We will explore the foundational principles of the Paramis, how they can guide our practice, and the guidance they offer in living in a relational and complex world. During this retreat, we will deepen our silent practice, as well as acknowledge and even celebrate the expression of wisdom and love in our lives.
Susie Harrington teaches meditation internationally and is the guiding teacher for Desert Dharma, which serves many communities in the Southwest near her home in Moab, Utah. She has trained in the Insight tradition since 1989, and in 2005 was invited into teaching by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and Guy Armstrong. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the body and often emphasizes the expression of mindfulness in speech and daily life. Susie brings the skills of inquiry, relational dharma, and the psychological/spiritual interface from her training in Hakomi Therapy and the Diamond Approach. Believing nature to be a profound teacher and a gateway to our true self, she often offers retreats outside. For more information on Susie Harrington, see: desertdharma.org
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