Kindness Is Enough – Sylvia Boorstein & John Travis
Sunday, January 30, 2011, 10:00am – 4:00 pm
doors open at 9:30 for open seating in your ticketed section
The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 Map It
Join two exquisite Buddhist teachers, Sylvia Boorstein & John Travis for a one day retreat workshop.
Seymour, Sylvia’s husband asked her “So Sylvia, what’s different about you after 35 years of practice?” Sylvia replied, “I got kinder.” He said, “That’s all?” She said, “That’s really enough.”
• Discover how Sylvia became a renowned Buddhist–Jewish teacher
• Learn how John’s life guided him to be a world-wide Buddhist teacher
• Experience the nature and depth of short guided meditations
• Enjoy life changing storytelling with laughter in the teachings
• Learn primary Buddhist teachings and thoughts
• Engage in open dialog with Sylvia & John
• Understand and live the meaning and use of Metta (Loving-kindness)
The day will unfold with in-depth introductions from Sylvia and John, both senior Spirit Rock dharma teachers, and their combined journeys to this point in their lives. Their long – term friendship allows a loving banter as they explain Buddhist philosophy.
Using a leisurely rhythm of teaching and practice, they will lead us into a deeper understanding of Buddhism, Metta and life lessons. Learn why loving-kindness and mindfulness can change your life for the better.
We ask that you bring a simple lunch or purchase one on-site as there will not be a formal lunch break. Practice will continue through lunch with mindful eating. Snacks and drinks will be available.
NOTE: ON-LINE Ticketing NOW CLOSED - Tickets are available at the door.
Tickets: two levels – PURPLE ticket are seats close to Sylvia and John – $82.00 + 3.00 handling = $85.00
GREEN tickets are seats just a bit farther from the stage – $57.00 + $3.00 handling = $60.00
6 CEU hours offered for Nurses, MFT’s & LCSW’s, $20 pay at event
Sylvia Boorstein has been teaching since 1985 and teaches both vipassana and metta meditation. She is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and a psychotherapist, wife, mother, and grandmother who is particularly interested in seeing daily life as practice. Her books include It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness; Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There: A Mindfulness Retreat; That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist; Pay Attention for Goodness’ Sake: The Buddhist Path of Kindness; and Happiness Is an Inside Job. http://www.SylviaBoorstein.com
John Travis has been a student of Vipassana since 1970. In the eight years he lived in S.E. Asia, he studied intensively with senior teachers of both Theravada and Tibetan traditions. He has taught meditation since 1986, after completing a four-year teacher training with Jack Kornfield at Spirit Rock. John helped establish many groups from California to Indiana and Wyoming. When possible, he continues his six month sabbaticals in India and leads classes and retreats in the Nevada City/Sacramento/Auburn area. John is the resident teacher for Mountain Stream Meditation Center: mtstream.org.
Sponsored by Mountain Stream Meditation Center