Tuesday Online—Cathy A. Small—Buddhist Insights from Encounters with Homelessness
January 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm PST - 8:00 pm PST
Tuesday Online—When We Meet Suffering: Buddhist Insights from Encounters with Homelessness
January 26, 2021
This talk looks at the intersection of practice and life, through the issue of homelessness. Based on her book, The Man in the Dog Park, co-authored with a homeless man, Dr. Cathy Small (a cultural anthropologist and meditation teacher) explores how social issues can become part of our practice, and how her decade-long journey with people experiencing homelessness offered Buddhist lessons about love and fear, self and other, and compassion and equanimity.
The order of this event will differ from our usual meditate/teachings/Q&A pattern. We will begin with the teachings followed by meditation and Q&A.
About the book:
The Man in the Dog Park: Coming Up Close to Homelessness is available through
- the publisher, Cornell University Press in hardcover and ebook formats
- on Amazon in Kindle, audiobook, hardcover, and CD
Cathy Small and co-author. Ross Moore, discuss the book on YouTube.
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.
Takes place on Zoom!
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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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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.