Date: January 27, 2013
Times: 7 am. – 3 p.m.


Men's Practice Days Working with the
Five Hindrances in Meditation

The Five Hindrances were pointed out by the Buddha as mental states that get in the way of our progress in meditation, weaken the mind, and obstruct wisdom.  From new meditator to seasoned practitioner, finding methods of working with the hindrances in meditation allows us to derive greater benefit from our sitting practice and cultivate positive mental states.

Barry Timmerman and Eric Wentworth will lead the group as we discuss what the Five Hindrances are, how to recognize them, and specific ways of working effectively with them.  The day will be a mix of discussion punctuated by direct practice in the shrine room.

Men of all experience levels are welcomed to join in!

We’ll start the day at 7 a.m. with a double sit before we have breakfast and begin discussing our topic. Please come early for group meditation if you can – it’s a great way to begin the day.

Lunch will be potluck – please bring a dish to share with the men (contact Eric Wentworth if you need ideas on what to bring).

We’ll wrap up the day around 2:30 or 2:45, and there will be a devotional puja practice at the end for those who would like to take part.

Aryaloka Men’s Practice Days are an opportunity for men in the sangha to spend time together in meditation and discussion around aspects of the Dharma. One of the day’s primary purposes is to support spiritual friendship within the men’s sangha and create an environment in which men can study together and build relationships with each other.

 


Led by: Barry Timmerman & Eric Wentworth
Times: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Venue: Aryaloka
Registration: No registration necessary
Fee: By donation
Other dates: 2/23, 3/24, (no Apr.), 5/11, 6/2
Level: Open to All
Directions: Directions Page