Real Change; Healing the Heart for Ourselves and the World – Practices of the Buddhist and Bhakti Paths
Both the Bhakti and Buddhist paths tell us that we all have the same capacity for compassion and for peace. A life of connection and authenticity can come completely alive for us, even now when the world is in greater turmoil than ever before. We can discover that our hearts are indeed, wide enough to embrace the whole world of experience. This discovery offers us extraordinary freedom and happiness. The poet Rainer Maria Rilke beautifully describes this way of living as:
“I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the ocean
I may not ever complete the last one
But I give myself to it.”
As we give ourselves to the practices of chanting, mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation, our habitual patterns of attachment and separation are seen for what they are: painful and unnecessary. Through these practices we can begin to live in a way that is commensurate with our extraordinary potential– the potential of being truly awake. We ourselves can live with the unbounded heart of the Buddha.
In 2-day retreat, dive into the practices and teachings of the unbounded heart, led by lifelong teachers and friends, Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg. Sharon and KD draw from their respective traditions of Bhakti Yoga and Buddhism for a complementary exploration of the depth of the one heart. This immersive retreat includes periods of teaching, discussion, guided meditation, chanting practice, as well as time for question and answers.