Mind the Heart!
A Daylong with Frank Uyttebroeck
April 30, 2016
In our daily lives we are confronted with friction, pain, loss, stress, grief, discomfort, a seemingly endless wave of unsatisfactoriness. We also experience moments of joy, happiness, love, connection and fulfillment. However, these pleasant experiences inevitably will come to an end. A truth that again can cause suffering. How can we can we meet the truth of inevitable pain with kindness. How does it feel to bathe in the silent pond of equanimity, knowing that we are all capable of attaining a peaceful mind state? And what about the joy we experience when we get in touch with the different aspects of the path of the Buddha? A path leading to awakening and liberation.
In this daylong meditation we will direct our kind awareness towards the four truths of unsatisfactoriness, truths offered by the Buddha with wisdom and clarity. We will investigate these four truths with the emotional power of the Buddhist heart practices.
The daylong is suited for beginning and more experienced meditators.
Cost: Sliding Scale: $35-$75 and the offering of dana to the teacher. Please click here for information on the tradition of dana. Scholarships and work-study are available. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME.
Frank Uyttebroeck, has dedicated his life to being of service as a Buddhist teacher, palliative caregiver and personal counselor, touching thousands of people with his compassion, kindness and wisdom. While palliative work has been immensely rewarding, he now finds himself at a point where he needs to step back from his caregiving role in the palliative community, and turn towards caring for himself as a dharma teacher and counselor.
Frank will soon be taking on a volunteer position as “Meditation Teacher in Residence” at the New Life Foundation in Thailand, teaching meditation to people in recovery and other residents of the center. He will also be traveling to teach retreats in Europe and the US, hoping to connect with the larger ATS sangha and with meditation groups and practitioners around the world, thus expanding his role as a teacher of the dharma.
This daylong will be held at 1001a Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA. Click on the address for info on parking around the Santa Monica Center.