Event Dates: Saturday July 26, 2014 – Saturday July 26, 2014

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Cultivating positive emotion is an absolutely essential part of the spiritual life – however all too often for men the idea of working with emotions can be, well, a bit… challenging.  Well perfect!  Because in this class with Eric Wentworth we’ll aim to take up that challenge and find methods to free the heart from its protective shell!

Releasing the heart involves honestly examining the skillfulness of our actions, selflessly opening ourselves up to others and creating spiritual friendships, and putting our mindfulness practice into action so that we can awaken to the joy and contentment available all around us in every moment.

Using meditative practices like the Metta Bhavana, some good humor, and some good old fun experimenting, by the end of the day we hope you’ll be uplifted, and perhaps even find some rich insights!

This class further explores this year’s theme on the Triratna System of Practice – the foundation of how we practice the Dharma here in the Triratna Buddhist Community. It’s not necessary to have attended previous Men’s Days to benefit from each class.

Please note: There are two new changes to our Men’s Days – registration is now required for the day and there is also a sliding scale fee to support Aryaloka.  We want all men in our community to be able to attend, so if the fee will be a challenge for you, please contact the office to arrange alternate pricing.


Led by: Eric Wentworth
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Akashaloka
Fee: Sliding Scale $50/40/30
Level: Open to All Men
Directions: Directions Page
* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.