The Meaningful Life
Class Series with George Haas
Tuesdays, April 5th- May 24th, 2016 (Eight Weeks)
“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~ T.S. Eliot
“What makes life meaningful?” I would answer, “Being authentically yourself in your relationships with other people and in the pursuit of your life’s work.”
This course looks at using your meditation practice as a way to come into radical acceptance of yourself as you are now (without wanting to change anything) and, using John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory as a model of how we connect with other people, how we can be completely ourselves in our relationships with others and with our work – living a meaningful life.
The meditation techniques offered in this workshop will be specific, simple and easy-to-do, so whether you already have an established practice or are just beginning you can benefit.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. DROP-IN REGISTRATION AT OUR FIRST CLASS IS WELCOME.
COST: $160 registration fee ($140 with early registration before April 1), plus an offering of dana to support the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and pay it forward for those who have less.
Scholarships and work-study are available. No is turned away for lack of funds.
George Haas began down his path with a period of light-weight spiritual seeking (and heavy-duty drug and alcohol use). In 1978, he began a serious exploration of the 11th step of the 12-Step tradition, working primarily with concentration to reduce the anxiety of living sober. In an effort to make sense out of, and live with, the mounting AIDS deaths of the 1980s, Mr. Haas began walking the Red Road and reading Buddhist texts. Moving to Los Angeles from Manhattan in 1992, Mr. Haas began sitting Vipassana at Ordinary Dharma, and reading extensively. In 1998, he began study with his current teacher, Shinzen Young, and Vipassana Support International. Mr. Haas is a Senior Facilitator at VSI and teaches in an irreverent style. He has been teaching meditation in Los Angeles since 2000.
This class will take place at 2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA.