Avoiding the Second Arrow
April 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
A Daylong with Mary Stancavage.
We often hear about the second arrow in the Buddha’s teachings and this daylong will take a deep look at what it means and how we let it go. We have a tendency to meet our unpleasant experiences with resistance which only intensifies the discomfort rather than easing the pain. Or we chase pleasure to cover up what we don’t like. The difficulty we experience is the first arrow and our unskillful response is how we shoot ourselves with the second arrow. Most of the time we do this automatically and then wonder why it doesn’t work and we still hurt.
In this daylong we’ll slow down our minds and investigate how we react to difficulties. We’ll begin to see our automatic responses to what arises and we’ll learn how to let go of those and be with the experience itself. Instead of letting aversion, craving and ignorance take over, we’ll turn towards ourselves with patience and compassion and learn how to be with the first arrow and drop the second
This day will consist of dharma talks, meditation and conversation and is suitable for all levels of practitioner. Come sit and taste some freedom.
This daylong is open to all.
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Cost: $45-85 sliding scale, plus dana (donation) to support the teacher. Scholarships are available. No one turned away for lack of funds.