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Contra Dance Repertoire Sessions: Drop-in, $5 per session
Click the following link to view the January 2012 AWSNA Inform Newsletter: Inform January 2012
"'Inform' is a publication sent by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) to all the affiliated Waldorf schools in its membership to keep parents, teachers, board members, alumni, and all those interested in Waldorf Education informed of the current events affecting Waldorf schools nationally and internationally. By including this page in your regularly published bulletin or newsletter, you help us keep our entire Waldorf constituency up-to-date on pertinent issues affecting the movement." (01-04)
The Problem with "Doing" Meditation: The Recognition of Uncontrived, Natural Awareness through the Practice of "Sitting Quietly Doing Nothing."
"Thoughts come and go
For most of us meditation becomes a project for self-improvement. We want to become calmer, wiser or more 'centered'. We begin with this idea of what we think meditation should be and we project that on to our practice. We may even find 'meditation teachers' who will teach us how to accomplish this type of practice. We attempt to solidify what we experience in order to prove our existence as 'so and so.'
Because fundamentally there is nothing solid in our experience our efforts always are futile and we end up anxious and trapped in our habitual story-line of passion, aggression and delusion again and again. This is called "suffering" from the Buddha's point of view.
Genuine practice involves allowing all of these projected goals and credentials of 'self-improvement" to fall away. We then recognize "prajna" or egoless awareness. This awareness becomes the basis of our training and path as we continue our practice. This is not an easy path and it depends on finding an authentic lineage and teacher. One who is not attempting to sell 'Spiritual Merchandise" to prop up our conceptual notions of "Spirituality."
This class will focus on beginning instruction in seated meditation in the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Class Time: Sunday January 8, 2012 from 9 til 12
Tashi Armstrong is resident teacher at the Dzogchen Meditation Center. He was a disciple of Trungpa Rinpoche and his Vajra Regent Osel Tenzin in the 1980's. And continues to study with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche in Bodhnath, Nepal.
Dear Participating ReTreeUS School:
As the holiday season draws near, we would like to thank you again for your support. We are now raising funds to install an orchard at your school next spring, and we would like to let you know about the two primary campaigns we have in progress.
Juniper Hill School, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, and Chewonki are pleased to announce a screening of the highly acclaimed film Mother Nature's Child. The event is co-sponsored by all three organizations and is open to the public.