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Buddhist Studies: Love in the Six Realms
with Seth Freedman & Patrick Groneman
The Interdependence Project NYC
112 N 6th StreetBrooklyn, NY 11211
Sun, 4/29/2012, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
4 Sundays April 1st - April 29th, 4pm - 5:30pm (Skipping 4/8)
Suggested Donation: $10 - $15 per class
Drop-in or register for the full series here!
Note: This class will be at Go Yoga in Williamsburg
Ever find yourself lecturing to a small animal, or trying to reason with someone who is on a power trip? Ever feel confused about giving money to a panhandler who might just use it to further an addiction?
Helping ourselves, or others who are suffering, is no easy task. If we take the view that compassionate action is a skill to be developed, we have a much better starting point.
By looking closely at why and how compassion is crucial to our own happiness, we can clarify our situation and be more effective when engaging others.
This weekly class series will utilize the ancient Tibetan Buddhist framework of the "six realms" to help us bring a deeper understanding of the myriad ways we get stuck and what are the most skillful and unskillful approaches for expressing "True Love" and working with all types of suffering.
Patrick Groneman is the current Executive Director of the Interdependence Project and a graduate of IDP's Teacher Training program. He has studied painting and video art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, is co-founder of the multi-media artist collective Wunderkrafthaus and is currently involved in developing a short film. He has studied meditation and Buddhism at the Insight Meditaton Center, the Village Zendo, and within the Shambhala Buddhist Community. Learn more about him at his website.
Seth Freedman is a student in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He has studied extensively in the Shambhala and Interdependence Project's Buddhist curriculums and is currently enrolled in the Zen Contemplative Care Buddhist Chaplaincy program at Beth Israel Hospital.
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