On-Land Retreat

Equanimity: Finding Balance in Difficult Times 

Equanimity, or upekkha, is a highly valued quality in Buddhist teachings. It is a Divine Abode, a Factor of Enlightenment, and the precursor to the experience of awakening. But what is equanimity? How can we cultivate it? Even more, how can we access it in our daily life, especially in times like these with so much uncertainty, fear, and sadness for the suffering in the world? Explore these contemplations in community during this daylong retreat, which will include meditation instructions, periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, and talks on the theme of developing equanimity both in our formal practice and off the cushion.

Teaching Team

James Baraz

James Baraz

Teacher

James Baraz is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock. James started the Community Dharma Leader program and Spirit's Rock Family Program. James leads the online course "Awakening Joy" since 2003. He is a guiding teacher to One Earth Sangha, a platform devoted to Buddhist responses to Climate Change.

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