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The Eight-fold Path to Inner Strength

With Rosalyn White and Linda Copenhagen

September 2 - October 21, 2020

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm

As we continue to navigate the unpredictable events of the COVID pandemic and global change, we need as many tools as possible to cope with our fear, sadness, frustration, stress, and anger.  The Buddha offered fundamental teachings on how we can work with suffering, whether it be small, big, temporary, or chronic.  He called it the Eightfold Path, which helps us overcome obstacles and brings a deep sense of satisfaction in our lives.  The Buddha taught that when we develop the proper vision, attitude, speech, action, livelihood, effort, awareness and concentration, it brings us a greater sense of strength and courage. Each week, we will focus on one of the eight topics, with discussions, practices, and meditations.

September 2 – Right Vision-helps counteract misconceptions about the nature of our reality

September 9 – Right Attitude-protects from harmful thoughts towards others

September 16 – Right Speech-counters harsh and untrue words

September 23 – Right Action-keeps us from harming others

September 30 – Right Livelihood-protects from poor choices such as unethical behavior

October 7 – Right Effort-redirects our energy towards positive results

October 14 – Right Awareness-dispels wrong views about our body, speech and mind

October 21 – Right Concentration-transforms our lack of clarity

Facilitators

Rosalyn White
Rosalyn White has studied meditation and Tibetan art under the guidance of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Tarthang Tulku, for over forty years. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts from the California College of Art and a teaching credential from UC Berkeley. She is currently Co-Director of Ratna Ling and has been teaching classes in meditation and sacred art for over 25 years. The depth and breadth of the Tibetan teachings have had a profound influence on her…
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Linda Copenhagen
Linda Copenhagen holds a degree in accounting from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has studied Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma lineage since 1996.  For the past several years she has been a CFO and financial consultant in the non-profit sector. Formerly, she has held roles as Director of Corporate Accounting at Art.com, Inc, Senior Director at Leapfrog Enterprises and Controller/Director of Finance in several technology startups. Linda now brings both her Buddhist studies…
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