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Live Life with Full Attention - Week Six - ART, OBJECTS, NATURE

Live Life with Full Attention - Week Six - ART, OBJECTS, NATURE

Wednesday 2 August 2023 7pm – 9:15pm

Appreciation as a way of life
The Buddha taught the path of awareness in very different times to ours. The world is much more complex, bigger, faster and more challenging. If he was around today the Buddha might well add two extra categories to his four foundations of mindfulness: the environment (in its widest sense) and other people.
By environment we mean countryside and city centre, spaniels and herring gulls, pot plants and artichokes as well as all the everyday objects in life.
So, this week, we are going to explore the value of seeing things, hearing things, touching, tasting, smelling and reading things. We’ll be exploring the value of art and poetry, the need to take care of the natural world, because awareness of the environment is a vital part of living life with full attention.
And, in respect of all the above, we’ll be looking at the difference between wise and unwise attention and how we can cultivate the former and let go of the latter.

Sorry, there is no longer a Zoom option. Please attend in person if you can.