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Kevin Griffin

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March 2018

Living the Suttas – Kevin Griffin

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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This class is an exploration of the core teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Each week a different sutta (Buddhist teaching) is examined for its relevance to modern contemplative life. Often times the suttas are intimidating, this class seeks to demystify the core teachings and make them accessible to today’s practitioner. Although we study the suttas, this is not an academic class; it is an attempt to examine the basic core teachings and to see how we can engage with them in…

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Living Kindness

March 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PST
Santa Monica Center, 1001a Colorado Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World: A Daylong Retreat with Kevin Griffin Loving-kindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be valuable to instead look at how the Buddha addressed living kindness. Several early Buddhist suttas illuminate these topics:  Practicing non-ill- will toward…

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