Ram Dass, bestselling author of Be Here Now and many other books, will join Sharon via live streaming, health permitting, on Saturday night for an interactive dialogue.
Equanimity's strength derives from a combination of understanding and trust. It is based on understanding that the conflict and frustration you feel when you can't control the world does not come from your inability to do so, but rather from the fact that you are trying to control the uncontrollable. You know better than to try to prevent the seasons from changing or the tide from coming in. Following autumn, winter comes. You may not prefer it, but you trust it because you understand and accept its rightful place in a larger cycle, the bigger picture. Apply the same wise balance to the cycles and tides of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral experiences in your life through guided meditations, talks, and Q&A periods to explore the practice of equanimity. Go deep into the practice and find equanimity:
As you begin to understand and practice equanimity, you move from a mode of struggling to control what comes into your life a mode of simply wishing to truly connect with what is. This is a radical shift in worldview. Be part of it. This retreat is suitable for both new and experienced meditators.
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