Sat Sep 23
Abbotsford Convent One Heart Studio
In our current world situation there is much to be concerned about. Yet what is it to sustain an effective lightness in our approach – and not burn out? What is the joy that the Buddha pointed to as one of the brahma-viharas (the divine abodes) ? What is the intelligence of joy? How might it prevent us from getting attached to our own agendas and trips that can emit further heaviness into our world, even when we are trying to do the ‘right thing’? What is joy that isn’t blindly dancing over the injustices of life, but arises from the deep relaxed belly, eyes wide open, in a hilarious and life-affirming gesture?
In this day retreat we will explore how joy might be an ally in our engagement in the world.