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Developing a balanced practice.

The art of Dhamma practice includes engaging skillfully with complementary aspects of practice. Sometimes we are called to actively cultivate qualities, while at other times, letting go is more appropriate. We use both our head and our heart; we engage both inwardly and in the outer world; we need both restraint and boldness. Sometimes qualities that at first appear to be in opposition, are actually inseparable — like the front and back of a hand. This speaker series explores potential paradoxes and complimentary forces in meditation, as we learn to develop a balanced practice.

  • February 4 — Faith and Reasoning — with Kim Allen
  • February 11 — Cultivation and Letting Go — with Kim Allen
  • February 18 — On the Cushion and In the World — with Kim Allen
  • February 25 — Mindfulness and Compassion: Reflections on the Simile of the Acrobat — with Shaila Catherine
  • March 3 — Concentration and Insight — with Richard Shankman
  • March 10 — Deepening Practice: Meditation, Contemplation, and Reflective Practices — with Shaila Catherine

Speaker biographies and photos can be found on our Teacher Page.

Everyone is welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion and mat if you prefer to sit on the wood floor.

IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at each event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB; we encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.