POP UP MONASTERY SIT, with Jess Huon
When: Thurs Nov 2nd from 7.30 – 9 pm
Where: DORM 1
Location: Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers st
Upstairs in the Rosina complex
Walk on the left path past Lentil an Anything, enter the stairs on the building on your left, and walk upstairs
I am continuing to explore bringing the teachings home.
I’m offering this first silent sit to all people. Particularly those who are interested to allow something fresh and energising to come through right here at home; such as future experiential study groups and artistic dharmic events.
I’m drawn to creative and skill-full means (upaya) to open the dharma – our deeper lives – in an urban environment. Living out the deep here rather than having to go exotic elsewhere.
“Bringing traditional teachings beyond the walls of the monasteries, in from the edges, into a potent form to meet the restless heart of modernity.” – Jess Huon
Meditation is a process of discovery that supports a fresh and wakeful conversation with our human experience. In this, the whole world is viewed as our monastery. All aspects of our lives – on and off the cushion – are invited into the conversation.
People from all walks of life are welcome here. Whether secular or religious, an experienced or a novice meditator – everyone can find their entry point.
Jess has engaged in classical study of Buddhist teachings in both the Tibetan and Insight tradition. Through solo exploration, trial and error (bush bashing), and time spent with other artists, dharma luminaries and mavericks, Jess funnels the classical teachings to talk to modern day people’s evolving concerns and needs. Her work embraces poetics, embodiment and the feminine.
“The Dharma known as the ‘great leveller,’ plants us all back on the ground, shoulder to shoulder, in our shared situation. The Buddhist teachings are sometimes known as ‘going against the grain’. The marker for our ‘progress’ is in uncovering inherent qualities such as razor – sharp wisdom, tenderness, congruency, bravery and clear seeing.”
Jess has been authorised to teach within the Insight tradition and Open Dharma.