Can Buddhist Wisdom Foster Sanity in Turbulent Times?
with Moh Hardin
February 23 / 8:30 AM - February 23 / 12:30 PM
Open to the public. No prior meditation experience required.
According to Pew Research surveys, the American public is becoming increasingly polarized along lines than span gender, race, class, income, and political ideology.
On many levels it appears that people do not understand each other, nor are they able to meet each other in the middle in spite of their different views of the world. This polarization is a major obstacle to finding common solutions to serious problems, including worrying news about the increasing rate of global climate change.
Buddhist meditation offers techniques of mindfulness and awareness that cultivate basic sanity. Mindfulness is the experience of being fully present. Awareness expands into the world around us, cultivating the recognition of our interconnectedness with all life. These techniques have the potential to bring people together by opening our minds, cultivating empathy for others, deep listening, and speaking genuinely from our hearts.
Come and learn how these ancient teachings can help to foster a world of understanding in these turbulent times.
Moh Hardin is an acharya, one of only 40 senior teachers in the world that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has empowered to represent him due of their knowledge, wisdom, and commitment to the Shambhala teachings.
The son of a Methodist minister, Acharya Hardin graduated from Duke University with a BA in music. He resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia and serves as Regional Acharya for the Southwest Regional Shambhala Centers and for the Atlantic Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. He visits these centers each year, teaching and working with students. He is also author of A Little Book of Love: Buddhist Wisdom on Bringing Happiness to Ourselves and Our World.