Dharma Practice Series: The Paramis with Gil Fronsdal

Dharma Practice Series: Fridays, 9:30am – 3:30pm

2010 September 10 Generosity (Dana) October 15 Virtue (Sila) November 5 Renunciation (Nekkhamma) December 3 Wisdom (Panna) 2011 January 7 Energy/Vigor (Viriya) February 4 Patience (Khanti) March 4 Truthfulness (Sacca) April 15 Resolve (Adhitthana) May 6 Lovingkindness (Metta) June 3 Equanimity (Upekkha)

Starting September 10, 2010, IMC is offering an ten month program of study and practice of the ten perfections (paramis). These are ten qualities of character which, when developed, support both Buddhist practice and compassionate involvement with others. People are welcome to attend any or all of the Friday programs. For those who commit to attending the whole series, the program will include a monthly two-hour discussion group with Ines Freedman, interviews with the program mentors, and readings.

Bring lunch.

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Working With Pain In Meditation and in Daily Life wih Ines Freedman

Tuesdays, January 12, 19 and 26, 2010, 7:30 to 9pm

A 3-week series

Pain can color every aspect of our lives, but our relationship with pain can be retrained. We will explore different methods of working with the physical, emotional, and cognitive aspects of physical pain both in meditation practice and in daily life. The core principles of mindfulness training can be adapted to a practical process that can be effectively used for both intense and chronic pain. Contact Ines at inesfreed@gmail.com.

Ines Freedman first became interested in meditation through her yoga practice in 1970. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1985, with Gil Fronsdal being her primary teacher since 1995. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Program and a past Managing Director of Insight Meditation Center. She directs and teaches the Audiodharma Online Meditation Course, and serves on the IMC Chaplaincy council. She is a retired chiropractor.