Embodied Presence: The Foundation for Peace and Happiness with Pat Coffey

  • 09 Dec 2014
  • 7:30 PM
  • JABA Building Main Room 674 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville

Embodied Presence: The Foundation for Peace and Happiness Regardless of Conditions
with Pat Coffey

In early December we find ourselves deep in the holiday season with all it's concomitant challenges.  Some are faced with the emergence of old painful family dynamics,  others the pressures of gift-giving and others the runaway expectations "to make it all perfect".  It is no wonder that many utter a sigh of relief when this season passes.  

How can our meditation practice serve us during this season?

How can you experience greater peace and happiness regardless of the challenging conditions in your life...in this holiday season and beyond?

The Buddha was realistic and practical in his approach to this question.  He wanted to simplify things as much as possible and offer his students the most bang for the buck.
He said this: Within this fathom long body is the world, the cessation of the world and the path leading to the cessation of the world.

What did he mean by this?
He meant that based on his personal practice and experience that the body is the perfect vehicle for awakening.  He discovered that if you rest your attention right there it will be enough.  That learning to rest attention the body is the medium through which we discover peace and freedom.  It is the most powerful foundation for a spiritual practice.

Come and explore this wise teaching of the Buddha and learn how to reduce stress and bring more peace and joy into this holiday season. 

IMCC meets every Tuesday evening for a period of guided meditation and a talk by one of IMCC's experienced meditation teachers. The program is designed to be friendly and of interest to people with no meditation experience as well as more advanced practitioners.

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