Saturday May 9th 2020 10am – 12.00 via Zoom
Even in unusually difficult times – we might say especially in such times – the practice and experience of appreciative joy, including gratitude for our own blessings and good qualities and delight in those of others, is deeply supportive of our ability to respond with resilience and compassion to the challenges of our lives. Joy is one of four qualities of the heart (along with friendliness, compassion, and equanimity) that are emphasised in the Buddha’s teaching of the path to awakening.
This practice morning offers an opportunity to explore how gratitude and joy can be cultivated both in meditation practice and in everyday life. Jenny will offer some reflections on the theme, guided and silent meditation periods, and time for questions and comments.
Jenny Wilks has practiced insight meditation for many years and has an MA in Indian Religions. She teaches at Gaia House and at the Barn Retreat in Devon. She trained as a clinical psychologist and works at Exeter University training and supervising mindfulness teachers. Jenny has also attended several Insight Dialogue retreats with Gregory Kramer and draws on this approach in her teaching.
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