Saturday 21st February 2015
A one-day urban retreat with Insight Meditation teacher Jess Huon
Come and join us for a day of inquiry onto faith – a quality well worth investigating. What role does it play in our meditation practice? Is there a need to re-define this quality in a way that may sit more comfortably internally? In what ways might the disposition of faith fuel our practice and lives?
Buddhism draws many for its’ love of questioning and rational inquiry into human liberation from suffering – however the Buddha also clearly believed in the power of ‘faith.’ In the suttas it is said that ‘faith’ helps us to dive into life’s turbulent waters like a ‘courageous hero’ in order reach the far shore of ‘awakening.’ For many westerners faith has become a complex word – one does not have to look far to find numerous violations of human rights and dignity committed in its’ name. However, in the same way ‘blind faith’ needs to be interrogated, perhaps does too does ‘blind doubt.’ This quality could also be termed habituated skepticism – an attitude which too might cloak our receptivity and cement certain views in ways that restrict the free movement of life.
9:30am – 5:00pm
‘BSV’ Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV), 17-73 Darling Road, East Malvern
Further details to be announced…stay tuned.