https://boston.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=582131 Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Classes, History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good
Friday Night Talks begin at 7 pm Eastern, (8 Atlantic, 5 Mountain, 4 Pacific time)
Commitment is essential to the Buddhist path.
First, we commit to freeing ourselves from confusion. The Refuge Vow takes the Buddha as guiding example of an enlightened human being, the teachings as the path, and the community of practitioners as our companions in awakening.
Then, we commit to the wisdom-heart of compassion, vowing to liberate all beings from suffering. This leads to the experience and realization of sacred world.
This talk invites us into group contemplation of the meaning of making and keeping commitments:
why are they necessary?
How are they helpful?
When do they become mere empty ritual?
Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, has led group meditation retreats since 1976. He was executive director of Karmê Chöling Buddhist meditation center, and one of the teaching representatives of Trungpa Rinpoche to northern California. A Fulbright Fellow to Nigeria, he taught cultural anthropology at Stanford and the University of Washington. He was Core Faculty at Naropa University for fifteen years. His two books are Natural Wakefulness (on the four foundations of mindfulness) and Natural Bravery (on fear and fearlessness).
Friday Night Talks begin at 7 pm Eastern, (8 Atlantic, 5 Mountain, 4 Pacific time). All paid registrants receive a link to the zoom recording early the following week.
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Please register by noon of the day of the event in order to receive the zoom link in a timely manner.