Grow the Good: Applying Wise Diligence to Incline our Minds towards Wellbeing and Resilience
The Buddha offered 4 ways to practice Wise Diligence, which is one of the aspects of the Eightfold Path. These are: Wake up wholesome mind states when they are not arising in the mind, Keep wholesome mind states alive in the mind once they've already arisen, Avoid waking up unwholesome states of mind when they haven't yet arisen in the mind, Be present for unwholesome mind states as soon as they arise in the mind, so that they don't cause avoidable suffering. Neuroscience research has also discovered how mindfulness can change our brain and incline our minds toward greater happiness and ease. We will explore concrete practices to reduce the negativity bias so that we can grow our capacity for joy and wellbeing, not only as individuals but also as a collective. These practices are also essential in helping us to maintain our balance and resilience in social justice work and resisting oppressions.
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7:00pm ET - Welcome & guided meditation
7:25pm ET - Dharma talk
7:55pm ET - Q&A with teacher
8:10pm ET - Announcements
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Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches meditation and mindfulness internationally, with a focus on activists, people of color, artists, educators, families, and youth. She began practicing mindfulness in 1997 and received Dharma Teacher transmission in 2007. An ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, she is now based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, leading retreats internationally, offering mindfulness programs for educators and organizations as well as individual spiritual mentoring. She edited Thich Nhat Hanh’s, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children, as well as Together We Are One, Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings from the first people of color retreats. In addition to practicing in the Zen tradition, she practices and teaches in the Insight tradition and is a trainee in the 2020 Spirit Rock Teacher Training. Visit kairajewel.com