Class | Bringing the Light of True Dharma to Everyday Life

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Date(s) - September 19
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth


FALL 2017

Teachers: Barbara Brodsky, and occasional guest teachers.
Level: All levels.
Prerequisite: At least an introductory level vipassana class, but this class is most suitable for experienced meditators.
Held at: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI  38106
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Fee: $105 – 7 classes


7 classes | Tuesday
Sept. 19 | Oct. 3, 17, 31 | Nov. 14, 28 | Dec. 12
Time: Most nights meditation: 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Class: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. (many nights we will end by 8:30 but may go until 9 if needed. At times, Aaron may speak before we meditate.

Dear friends,

This morning I needed to find something in my storage shed. Knowing it would be dark, I carried a flashlight. To forget the flashlight would be unwise; how would I find what I sought?

We all seek to live wisely and with lovingkindness, and we all experience fear, anger, confusion, grasping, grief, body pain, and physical and mental agitation. When we have these experiences, it’s like going into the dark shed. We want to shine out with love, but we lose ourselves in the darkness. We forget the flashlight! More precisely, we forget that light is always with us. We forget where and how to look to remember its presence.

This year’s class will focus on Dharma in Everyday Life. How does our daily meditation practice (vipassana, pure awareness, heart practices and more) help our Light to remain accessible so it may light our way in times of darkness? Each class will have some mixture of sitting, discussion of vipassana practice, and working with the dark shadows we meet in everyday life with support of vipassana and with related practices.

A primary focus will be deepening the practice of Clear Light, remembering Light in the times of darkness and how that supports awakened living. We will use exercises, reading, and in most classes, at least a short talk from Aaron. The specific direction for each class period will be taken from the expressed needs and interests of the class members.

With love,