When: Four Sundays at 5:30 pm UK time / 9:30 am California time (Nov 6 – Nov 27, 2022)
Meeting Length: up to 90 min; optional small group meeting time for those interested after the main session (around 20 min.)
Where: Zoom meetings
Format: Drop-in sessions with guided practice, teaching, questions & optional small groups.
Teacher: Susy Keely
Cost: Dana / donation based offering
Sign-up: Using this registration form
These sessions will offer guided practices and teaching offering a chance to explore certain meditative skills or capacities that serve our ability “fabricate less experience” or release clinging. They will be practice-oriented and emphasize working with relatively subtle objects and aspects of the self-sense. These drop-in meetings will rely on a practitioners existing practice and familiarity with the concepts and practices of buddhist insight meditation (most notably the path of insight as outlined in Rob Burbea’s book, “Seeing that Frees”). They also will offer a chance for meditators to share a practice space, & hear from each other. If there are those interested for small group sharing at the end of each meeting, breakout rooms will be facilitated.
These are drop-in sessions, meaning you can come to one, some, or all. There may be some ideas carried over from session to session, so attending the full set may be most helpful.
Who they are for…
These sessions will be well suited to those who’ve taken the “Approaching Emptiness” course with Yahel Avigur and myself. If you have not, but are working with Rob Burbea’s insight methods & wish to come you are very welcome to join- but these sessions will not offer a lot of explanation, and so will not be helpful to those new to insight practice.
As with any insight practices, the meditations that will be offered encourage the opening of new, freeing and potentially disorienting perspectives on our sense of self and sense of the world. These are drop-in sessions offered without a context of ongoing support. Therefore it is asked that you feel stable and well-resourced within your own practice. If you have any questions please feel free to ask using the “contact” page.
What we’ll do
I’ll offer a guided practice along with some teaching each week. This will not be a course on a particular practice or area of teaching. Instead each week I’ll offer practice and teaching elements focused on a particular skill/facet of insight meditation practice.
Each session will meet up to 90 minutes consisting of roughly:
– 40 minutes of practice
– 20 minutes of teaching
– 30 minutes for group questions/reports.
Meeting Days/Times (4 meetings)
Sunday, November 6th / 5:30pm UK time – Working with postive/negative space or background/foreground elements of attention to support letting go.
Sunday, October 13th / 5:30pm UK time – Working with Thought (finding equanimity with thinking, using our capacity to think and feel to support letting go).
Sunday, November 20 / 5:30pm UK time – Working with perceived spatial relationships (distance, self & object, location of awareness)
**RESCHEDULED DATE** Sunday, December 11 / 5:30pm UK time – “Taking the Backwards Step”: Exploring ways to release the habitual ways we grasp experience; making friends with fading.