Opening to the Sacred
with Sharon Beckman-Brindley
These uncertain times can seem so very wrong. They are times when our familiar forms, perceptions, narratives and habitual strategies no longer work in quite the same way. We can stumble impulsively into old patterns, relentlessly remembering what was and what is now lost or, perhaps, ruminating in fear for the future or obsessively imagining what should be. We can even grasp and try to take refuge in despair, anxiety, restlessness, hopelessness and unwholesome speech and action, simply because they seem familiar and are something to do. Nevertheless, the invitation of our practice is to first of all, pause and relax, allowing ourselves to rest with curiosity and care in the emptiness of these transitional states themselves. In this evening’s practice, we will explore together our refuge in an ever-deepening faith and patience and clear-seeing, as we let these moments of uncertainty open us to the sacred.
There will be full meditation instructions offered, making this session suitable for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.