Don’t Drop Me: Story vs Storyline
Meditators are often advised to “drop the storyline and return to the breath”. The intention in shamatha is to become familiar with our storylines so that we are not captivated, captured, defined or dictated by them. However, dropping the storyline doesn’t mean we disavow our Stories - of where we come from, who we come from, our experiences, our struggles, successes, challenges and everything that makes each of us a unique and complex being.
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7:00pm ET - Welcome & guided meditation
7:25pm ET - Dharma talk
7:55pm ET - Q&A with teacher
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David Perrin is a meditation teacher and mentor in the Shambhala tradition. David
is a MNDFL Lead Teacher and Director of the MNDFL Teacher Training, core faculty
at the Institute for Compassionate Leadership, and Co-Director of the Teaching
Mindfulness Training with Dr. Shanté Smalls and Ethan Nichtern. He is also a
Licensed Creative Arts Psychotherapist. David serves as a Trustee at the Perrin
Family Foundation supporting youth social justice projects in Connecticut. He is
committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in meditation centers, social
institutions, and in his own practice. David lives in New York City with partner Anne
Kenan, and their three children. www.davidbperrin.com