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The Cultivation of Knowledge: A Half-Day on Understanding and Releasing Dukkha
July 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
with Kim Allen
Sat, July 23, 2022: 9am – Noon
Please note that this event will be held onsite at IMC. In-person attendance is open for a limited number of people. Registration and proof of vaccination (including a booster) are required. KN 95 or N 95 masks will also be required. After you register for the event, you will be instructed on how to submit you vaccination status.
The heart of Buddhist practice involves understanding and releasing dukkha (suffering or unsatisfactoriness). These are not static ideas to learn, but active knowledges to cultivate. When we set out to understand dukkha, that understanding begins one way, then changes as we mature in practice. The same is true for the task of letting go of dukkha.
In this half-day session, we will explore how our understanding and release of suffering develop through the course of cultivating the path to liberation. We will approach the topic through sutta study, meditation, teaching, and small and large-group discussion.
You are welcome to bring a bag lunch to eat outside with the group afterward.
This class is free to attend and everyone is welcome.
Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003 in the US and Asia. Trained by Gil Fronsdal, she teaches at Insight Meditation Center, Sati Center, and farther afield offering Dharma programs, sutta study, and retreats in-person and online. She lives as a lay contemplative and draws from a background in long retreat practice, devotion, and scientific training to bring classical Dharma to a modern context.