with Cynthia Trone & Rachel Nixon
Five Tuesdays, February 26-March 26, 6-8 p.m.
The way out of the storm and mud of suffering, the way back to freedom on the high edge of strength and courage, is through the power of compassion. – Roshi Joan Halifax
Standing at the Edge is a five-week book study group based on Standing at the Edge, Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet by Roshi Joan Halifax.
What edges are you working with you in your life? What does freedom feel like to you? With curiosity and gentleness, we will explore the Edge states identified by Halifax— altruism, empathy, integrity, respect, engagement, and compassion. At these edges, we often experience strength and fear. We touch into the full range of our human experience. Guided by Halifax’s wisdom and stories of caregivers, humanitarians, teachers, and other activists, we will explore what it means to live a life of engaged and compassionate service, at the edge.
Each class will include meditation, contemplation practices, an interactive synopsis of the week's reading, and sharing/discussion. Everyone is encouraged to bring questions, ideas, and curiosities to the group each week.
The class topics include:
Class 1: Altruism and Empathy
Class 2: Integrity
Class 3: Respect
Class 4: Engagement
Class 5: Compassion and Grace
Level: Everyone is welcome, including beginners and advanced practitioners.
Registration: Early registration is recommended to save your space and it also helps the staff plan for the program. Kindly complete payment below or contact Cynthia at [email protected] or 594-1694 to register and discuss other payment options.
Note: Copies of Standing at the Edge will be available for purchase at the class.
Generosity policy: We have a generosity policy to make our offerings available to all who wish to participate. If the suggested donation is an obstacle for you, please consider what is possible in your current situation and offer as much of the program fee as you can. Kindly register ahead by email and plan to pay at class. Thank you.
Hosted by Rockland Shambhala.