On Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen — starts Tuesday June 25

On Zoom: Full Simplicity with Kim Allen — starts Tuesday June 25

Offered by: Kim Allen
On Zoom with two supplemental meetings in-person at IMC

MAIN PROGRAM: Tuesdays: June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug 6, 2024 — 6:00 – 8:00 pm Pacific time — on Zoom
SUPPLEMENTAL SESSIONS: Sundays: June 30 & July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Two supplemental in-person sessions at IMC Redwood City are offered for those able to come in person. These are not an official part of the program, but provide an opportunity for local participants to connect.

Life as a layperson committed to the Dharma involves harmonizing the activities of work, family, practice, and community. What is the role in our lay life for the simplicity and contemplation that the Buddha encourages in the suttas? If we wish to live in this way, it does mean choosing to slow down and perhaps let go of some activities. Far from bringing a feeling of lack or depletion, skillful simplification (renunciation) creates space for wisdom, care, intuition, and a wholesome sense of fullness to arise.

Full Simplicity is a 6-week program with Kim Allen, author of Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go. Based on the book, this experiential program gives the opportunity to explore and deepen simplicity in one’s life. Participants are expected to engage in specific practices of letting go during this time, as well as readings, reflection, and certain meditation practices.

The program includes the following elements:

  • Based on the book “Full Simplicity: The Art of Renunciation and Letting Go,” by Kim Allen. Must purchase the book (print or electronic) in advance of the program.
  • Four Tuesday meetings online, 6:00-8:00pm Pacific, Jun 25-Aug 6*. These span three 2-week segments. Must attend at least 3 of the 4, and full attendance is strongly recommended.
  • Daily-life practices of letting go during each of the three segments
  • Supportive meditations for each segment
  • Readings from the book for each segment
  • The group meetings include meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small-group discussion

Registration is required: Register here.