Bagels and Dharma: Seeing with the Heart

March 31st

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Seeing with the Heart

    Standing in front of a beautiful painting, we fall in love with the world. Every moment of our perception is rich with sensory experience, yet we tend to freeze this richness into static concepts. We experience a flash of perception as a unit, and we feel the impact of the unity. Our perception is a direct and immediate experience of reality, seeing from the heart. Then our mind starts wandering, and we get into trouble. We can’t make a painting or live our lives in one second. We have to paint or live over time. For an artist, there are three levels of reality: 1) the world as it is, 2) the world as it appears, and 3) the art that is created. Sense perceptions are a natural gift, they are a source of wisdom. It is said that when one attains enlightenment, they become even more vivid, precise and bright.

    Join us for meditation from 9:00 to 10:30 (optional), followed by the talk by  senior teacher Jean Plough from 10:30 to 11:30, and bagels, coffee, and conversation from 11:30 to 12:00.

    This program is open to the public.

    There is no fee to attend, but a donation of $5 is requested.

    Contact Ellen if you have any questions. [email protected]