Practical Wisdom in Precarious Times
with Catherine Ingram
Seven Tuesdays Starting January 12, 2016
Catherine’s events are a form of interactive meditation in that she gives a short talk and then opens up to one-on-one dialogues with whoever feels inclined to speak. Each interaction is designed to induce present awareness and a letting go of unnecessarily troubling thoughts. These sessions, which she has led internationally since 1993 “are a context in which we look at any of life’s experiences—love, work, loss, death–through the lens of understanding with no attempt to transcend them using spiritual jargon or belief. You are welcome to join us for any or all evenings to explore the most fierce and complex aspects of existence from the calm and simple quiet of the heart.
“Wise, deep inquiry with a loving heart.” – Jack Kornfield
“She is wise and insightful, holding the teachings with a depth of understanding and a great lightness of spirit.” – Joseph Goldstein
“She combines fierce intelligence with heartfelt compassion.” – Sharon Salzberg
“Move over Rumi and Hafiz. There’s a new kid in town.” – Moon Zappa
This class is drop in and offered with a suggested $15-$20 donation; no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. All levels of practitioner are welcome
Catherine Ingram is the author of In the Footsteps of Gandhi, Passionate Presence, and A Crack in Everything. Since 1993 she has internationally led public events called Dharma Dialogues as well as retreats focusing on secular ways of inducing more wisdom, service, and well-being in one’s life. A former journalist and co-founder of Insight Meditation Society, Catherine is currently president of Living Dharma, an educational nonprofit organization. She also serves on the boards of The Burma Project (a human rights organization) as well as Global Animal (an animal rights organization). Visit Catherine’s website here.
This class will be held at 1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90410