The Art of Being Human

An Introduction to Meditation with Gaylon Ferguson

Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th, 2024

“The basis for the practice of meditation is appreciation. Every breath we take is a gift, naturally pure and good. We appreciate every pebble in the riverbed, every apple on the tree. Ordinary activities are in themselves powerful and worth appreciating.”
― Chögyam Trungpa, Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness.

The Art of Being Human is a foundational meditation course that encourages us to experience the present moment with openness and curiosity. Renowned teacher Gaylon Ferguson will guide us through a day and a half practice including:

  • Sitting and walking meditation
  • Discussion groups
  • Private meditation instruction

By cultivating kindness and compassion and relating directly to our fear, we uncover the bravery to engage in the world more fully in these challenging and potent times. We make the connection between our basic goodness and our daily lives, our communities, and the larger society we inhabit.

Teachings on basic goodness and wakefulness are uniquely suited for busy people with families, jobs, and complicated ecosystems — a rich opportunity to sit with ourselves, together.

Here is a link to Gaylon’s new book, Welcoming Beginner’s Mind: Zen and Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom on Experiencing Our True Nature.

Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, has led mindfulness-awareness retreats for 45 years. He was Core Faculty in Religious Studies at Naropa University. The author of Natural Wakefulness (2009) and Natural Bravery (2016), he contributed the foreword to Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation and Freedom (2020). His articles and essays have appeared in Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, and Buddhadharma.

@ Middle Way School
Schedule: Saturday, May 4th, 9:30 am–3:30 pm
Sunday, May 5th, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Space is limited. For any questions please email [email protected]
Sliding scale donation of $40-$120 to cover costs.
To secure your spot for The Art of Being Human please click on the donation link below.

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