with DaeJa Napier
Meeting on Zoom the second Sunday of each month, beginning April 11
The welcome bell will ring and Noble Silence will begin at:
3:00 PM – Sitting period
3:45 PM – Walking period
4:00 PM – Sitting period
4:15 PM – Dharma reflections and discussion
4:45 – 5:00 Departing (at your own pace) in Noble Silence
Two Zoom Dharma Talks with DaeJa
The Ten Paramis
Tuesday, June 15 – 5:30 pm Mtn Time
AND Tuesday, June 22 – 5:30 pm Mtn Time
The Paramis are translated as the Ten Perfections, implying their timeless value – in the beginning, middle and through to fulfillment on the path of awakening. As well, of the Buddhist teachings, they are most useful in merging the formal practice with everyday living.
These two dharma talks will each focus on the list of the ten qualities (paramis) that can be actively developed – in any situation and under all circumstances, without exception.
Sponsored by the Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha
Day-Long At-Home Retreat with DaeJa Napier
Sunday, 7:00 am – 4:00pm PDT
September 5, 2021 – “Equanimity: Calming the Heart”
Guardians of the Heart:
Insight Meditation & the Sublime Abodes
with DaeJa Napier
Oct 2-9, 2021
”If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” Buddha
Through the practice of Insight Meditation (vipassana), we begin to see deeply into the miracle of our own human mind and body process, As a result, our whole life begins to change in ways that guide our responses to ourselves and others with increasing insight and love.
The four sublime states (brahma-viharas) are natural expressions of an awakening heart. They are loving-kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), appreciative-joy (mudita) and equanimity (upekkha). These mind and heart liberating teachings, attitudes and practices function as guardians and protectors – while supporting the greater good in each moment.
As antidotes to fear (anxiety), aversion (judgment and ill-will) and clinging (attachment) – they bring increasing balance, ease, trust and fluidity to the way we respond to the “ten thousand joys and ten thousand sorrows” that come and go throughout this precious existence.