Daylong in Santa Cruz with Shaila Catherine

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Living Without Enemies

The Buddha said, “The world may quarrel with me, but I do not quarrel with the world.” How can we live our lives without causing conflict—without making anyone into an enemy? This day long program will blend sitting and walking meditations with teachings and reflection to discover how unpleasant experiences might lead an untrained mind toward anger, blame, prejudice, and hatred. We will consider how anger can develop into violence and learn ways to transform this tendency so that we meet pain, and even abuse, with a balanced, kind, and wise attention. Meditative insights can change our lives—they can free the mind from the underlying tendency to hate.

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