A dharma talk exploring how we maintain motivation in our dharma practice after the “honeymoon period” has worn off. Using the example of the Buddha’s own life, this exploration of Right Effort will look at ways to bring skilful mind-states such as joy, ease, and confidence into our meditation and our daily lives.
When: Friday, January 17, 2014 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Teacher: Jill Shepherd began practicing insight meditation in Thailand in 1999, and since that time has lived and worked at several meditation centres and monasteries in the US, Australia, England, and Thailand. She recently spent seven years on staff at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. While there, she participated in several long retreats and Buddhist study programmes, and also offered weekly meditation classes at a nearby prison. She has been invited into the current teacher training programme jointly offered by Spirit Rock and IMS in the US, and is currently teaching insight meditation in the Blue Mountains, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand.
Registration: No registration required
Cost: There is no charge, dana accepted
Location: Insight Santa Cruz