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Guest Dharma Teacher: Paul Linn
September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome
At 7pm, meditation instructions will be given during a sitting which will last 20/30 mins. This will be followed by a dharma talk and an opportunity to ask Paul questions afterwards. (A dharma talk is a teaching on Buddhist principles.) The topic of Paul’s talk will be: The Nature of Awakening.
Paul Linn began dharma studies and meditation in 1977. He has taught throughout the US mainland and Hawaiian islands since 1987 and co-founded the Gainesville Vipassana Society with Steve Bean in 1997. Paul’s extensive study and practice of psychotherapy combined with dharma teachings help inform the nature of Awakening as inherent in living itself. With respect to the spiritual traditions that meditation resides within, he aims to bring a freshness and wonder forth that reminds the heart to rest in itself and realize what is unlimited.
Access to community and wisdom should be available to everyone, so all sangha events are offered for free. Following ancient buddhist practice, we collect danā. Danā is a Pali word that denotes a special kind of giving. It means “generosity” or “giving freely. Danā is a practice of a mutual exchange of generosity and abundance. It develops lovingkindness and compassion, deepens awareness of our interconnectedness and encourages non-attachment. If this kind of giving is available to you, there will be a donation box at this event. Any amount offered is correct and appreciated. $15 is one suggested amount.
Quietude is a micro-retreat center dedicated to the cultivation of mindfulness and the inner life. It provides a container for awareness, introspection, and personal development. Quietude is rooted in the understanding that we all benefit from periodically taking time out from our day-to-day routines and responsibilities.