DHARMA AND MEDITATION INTENSIVE
LIVE IN VIDEO CONFERENCE ON THE ZOOM PLATFORM WEDNESDAY THE 4th OF NOVEMBER from 8 pm to 21.30 pm. The theme of the meeting is: Innocence in Practice . We all can remember moments of innocence from childhood.
Innocence is naturally present in everyone. We see it in an infants eyes but there is no wisdom there yet. A challenge in meditation is to maintain the quality of innocence as we develop wisdom. Can we find an adult way to think about innocence that is not naïveté? In this talk, Frank will explore how we can we have a child-like innocence without being a child, or childish. He will speak to the innocence of being an undefended and vulnerable adult. Pointing us to the absolute openness we experience in meditation and in love. The innocence that comes with “don’t know mind”. The innocence that accompanies a moment of realizing an aspect of your essential heart and nature. The question we will explore is…Are you willing to suspend the “one who knows” in favor of seeing with fresh eyes? Participation in the live meeting is reserved for AMeCo Members.
BOOKINGS ARE RECEIVED FROM OCTOBER THE 21st
Frank Ostaseski, is a visionary and internationally known buddhist teacher; he is the founder of Metta Institute and cofounder or Zen Hospice Project, the first buddhist hospice in the USA. Former guest lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic and Wisdom 2.0, he is currently lecturing in a number of major spiritual centers around the world. He helped spreading a tested model of compassion and awareness caring; trained hundreds of clinical practitioners, and helped more than one thousand people in dealing with their dying process. His pioneering work has been featured on the Bill Moyers “On Our Own Terms” series, and on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”, as well as being praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He received in 2018 the prestigious Humanities Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His book “Sapere Accompagnare” (Arnoldo Mondadori) has received a very positive feedback in Italy. He also published “L’apertura dell’amore” (“Love’s opening”), as part of the A.Me.Co. booklets series. His last book is: Cinque Inviti. Come la morte può insegnarci a vivere pienamente (Arnoldo Mondadori: may 2017. Original title: “The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully”).