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Tuesday Online: Hugh Danville—A Gentle Investigation into Fear and Our Practice

with Hugh Danville

September 15, 2020

Fear is ever present in our psyche. It is the emotion that protects us from the common dangers we face in everyday life; but it can also paralyze us. In our present day life we can find ourselves overwhelmed by the constant reporting of hurricanes, fire storms, riots, COVID-19 virus and more. It can leave us trembling.

It seems the Buddha did not have much to say directly about fear but he did offer practices that are useful in handling this troubling emotion. In this presentation I will share with you some of my experiences with fear and perhaps you will likewise share some of your experiences. Then together we will become more familiar with all the aspects of fear and even learn some useful ways to address it.

Please join us on Zoom. This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings.

 

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TEACHERS: Please visit our Teachers Page for biographies and photos of our speakers.

TUESDAYS ONLINE: Due to coronavirus concerns, we have converted our Tuesday evening meeting to an online format with teachings offered by Shaila Catherine and an array of guest teachers. This online group meets 6:30 – 8:00 PM Pacific Time, which makes it possible for local members to join us after their workday, and for East Coast friends to sit with us before bed.

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DANA/DONATIONS: IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses that continue whether we are meeting in-person or online. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. 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.

Please support our programs and teachers with your donations. We especially encourage recurring monthly donations to help us through these difficult months of the pandemic. Donations can be made through our Donation Page. Recurring donations can be made through Network for Good or PayPal.

FUTURE IN-PERSON GATHERINGS: When it is wise to do so, Insight Meditation South Bay anticipates continuing our program of two weekly meditation programs. On Tuesdays, we meet in Mountain View for our drop-in weekly program of meditation and teachings. Our Tuesday evening program usually includes a sitting meditation and Dhamma talk. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and guest speakers are featured regularly. Thematic series are periodically presented, but whether or not a topic has been advertised in advance, Shaila or a guest teacher will lead the sitting and offer teachings. On Thursdays, we meet in Saratoga for our Dhamma Classroom, for a series of structured courses with registration, and periodic drop-in practice events.