Intoxication and the path of Detox - Online course with Gregory Kramer

20/04/2021
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Gregory Kramer
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ניסיון במדיטציה ומיינדפולנס וסקרנות לדהרמה. קריאת ספר נתיב כל החיים לפני הפגישה תהיה תומכת אך לא נדרשת.
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Start time: Tuesday 19:00
End time: Tuesday 21:30
Intoxication and the path of Detox
3 sessions  2.5 hours each
 
In the Buddha’s discourses, the most often repeated teaching on the purpose and fruit of the path is the ending of the intoxicants. Often translated as taints, effluents, or floods, the asava refers to the trio of sensual lust, becoming, and ignorance. The quality that binds these together as poisons is that they intoxicate the mind such that we behave in ways that cause suffering to ourselves and others. And we don’t even know we are drunk! We think, “Oh, I can drive just fine, I can live my life well just like I am right now.” But then, we’re overtaken by some sensation, or some criticism or compliment or egocentric urge. We’re influenced by a stupid or cruel person or try to fill a hole in our hearts with purchases and experiences. And we don’t even know it. Sometimes, though, we wake up to the harm we are doing to ourselves and others, to our imprisonment in desire and fear, to our utter ignorance about stress and freedom.
 
In this series, Gregory Kramer will offer three sessions with each session including a talk and practice period of Insight Dialogue that focuses on the nature of intoxication: how it catches fire in relationships and society and how we can live a whole life path of detox.  Relinquishment is a practice that heals sensory fixation. Effacement, which means the erosion of self-centered patterns, heals the urges for feeding and protecting the ever-fragile self. Practices of waking up, like mindfulness and right view, help to diminish and eventually vanquish ignorance. Good friends on the path and relational meditation practices like Insight Dialogue harness the power of human relatedness on a path that is alive in every moment of our lives.
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גרגורי קרימר מלמד מדיטציה, כותב, והמורה המייסד של קהילת אינסייט-דיאלוג. Insight dialog. ספרו האחרון הוא "נתיב כל החיים: מדריך . קרימר הוא גם מחברם של הספרים  "אינסייט-דיאלוג": הדרך הבינאישית לחופש", "הרהור על הדהרמה: מדיטציה יחד עם טקסטים של חכמה", "זריעת הלב: תרגול של התכוונות אוהבת עם ילדים", וספרים ומאמרים אחרים. גרגורי מתרגל מדיטציה מאז 1974 ולמד בחברת ותחת נזירים מוערכים. הוא החל ללמד מדיטציה ברחבי העולם בשנת 1980, והיה מהראשונים שלימדו מדיטציה באופן מקוון וכמו כן תרגולים של חקירה והתבוננות. מאז 1995 הוא בעיקר מתמקד בפיתוח, לימוד ושיתוף של הבאת הדהרמה אל היחסים הבינאישיים, דרך התרגול...
Gregory Kramer teaches meditation, writes, and is the founding teacher of the Insight Dialogue Community. His most recent book is Whole-Life Path: A Lay Buddhist’s Guide to Crafting a Dhamma-Infused Life. He is also the author of Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom, Dharma Contemplation: Meditating Together with Wisdom Texts, Seeding the Heart: Practicing Lovingkindness with Children, and other books and articles. Gregory has practiced meditation since 1974 and studied with esteemed monastics, including Anagarika Dhammadinna, Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thero,...