Dharma Talk: Poetics of the Wild

with Cynthia Trone
Thursday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.
We are delighted to continue our Dharma Talk series on the first Thursday of the month. The evening includes meditation, a talk, discussion, and time for visiting. Tea and snacks will be served.
What is the relationship between ancient Buddhist wisdom and modern engagement in the health of the planet and human flourishing? In this evening gathering, Cynthia will share how Buddhist teachings reveal universal truths that may help us understand the potential of human nature, even in light of the disastrous effects of human behavior on the planet. The Buddhist wisdom of mindfulness, compassion, interdependence, and impermanence can guide us as we navigate this unprecedented era of human and environmental suffering. Positive, radical change is urgent and essential, and we need to look inward for answers. Drawing on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, through both ancient and modern poetry and literature, Cynthia shares a realistic and gentle view of individual responsibility and compassionate action.  
Cynthia Trone earned her Master’s Degree in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University in 2017. Her work focuses on the connection of ancient wisdom to modern crises. In 2016, Cynthia travelled to Tibet to better understand the oppression and culture of Tibetan Buddhism, and in 2017, she attended the Dalai Lama’s Kalachakra teachings in Bodhgaya, India. She currently develops and manages youth programs at Georges River Land Trust’s Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing. Cynthia coordinated the Sacred Art Tour’s first visit to Maine in 2018 and looks forward to welcoming the monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery in Mundgod, India back to midcoast Maine again next year.
Everyone is welcome. 
Suggested donation: $15-20. 
Hosted by Rockland Shambhala.