Bringing The Practice to Our Relationships (online only)
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Where: Virtually via Zoom
Start Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
End Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Chas DiCapua is the guiding teacher for Open Door, leading our weekly gatherings and retreats.
Chas has been practicing Buddhist meditation, primarily in the Theravada or early Buddhist tradition, for over 30 years. His practice and study include the IMS/Spirit Rock teacher training program and over two years in silent, intensive meditation retreat. Learn more.
Read Chas' latest articles here.
“Space, the final frontier...” was the oft-heard opening to the Star Trek television show. I believe they got it wrong. The course of human history and the course of our individual daily lives clearly reveal that, on the relative level, human relationships are the final frontier. They can be a source of great happiness or a source of tremendous confusion, suffering, and harm. Given that the stakes for our species, for the planet, and for our personal well-being are so high, it is vital that we bring as much attention and skillfulness to our relationships as possible.
Over the course of six weeks together, we will explore various Buddhist teachings that can be brought to bear on our relationships. We will explore mindfulness as it relates to discrete relational skills such as wise listening, skillful speaking, and navigating conflict with compassion, honesty, and care. Finally, we will look at various personality traits that have a direct impact on relationships. By cultivating awareness of these in our own lives we can strengthen our capacity for connection.
This program is suitable for everyone, beginners, and experienced practitioners alike. Our time together will include Dharma reflections, meditation instructions, small group inquiry, and ample opportunity for Q&A. Everyone is welcome.
For more information and to register for the course, click here.