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Music and Dharma: The Brahma Viharas (2-day non-residential meditation retreat)
Date Saturday February 09
Time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County
Sarana Kuti
2172 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorLori Wong
Music and Dharma: The Brahma Viharas (2-day non-residential meditation retreat) with Eve Decker

Enjoy traditional Buddhist sitting and walking practices, interspersed with short dharma talks, poetry, music, and chanting. We will be soothing and inspiring our hearts with teachings on the Brahma Viharas, the 'Divine Abodes' of Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Equanimity. This is an opportunity to delve deeply into these beautiful qualities , and replenish ourselves with meditation and music. Saturday's teachings will be on Metta (Lovingkindness) & Karuna (Compassion); Sunday's teachings will be on Mudita (Appreciative Joy) & Uppekha (Equanimity).

No experience required.

Eve Decker is a nationally known performing artist. She co-founded, played, recorded and toured with the feminist folk trio Rebecca Riots from 1993 until 2009 (with some years off while a band member had a baby). Rebecca Riots was dubbed “Best Band with a Conscience” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 1998, toured the country multiple times, released five CDs, and played stages ranging from the Vancouver Folk Festival, the Bumbershoot Festival in Washington, the Knitting Factory in NYC, colleges across the nation, and dozens of sold out shows at Berkeley’s Freight
and Salvage Coffee House.

Eve is also a long term student of the dharma. She began practicing Vipassana and Metta meditation in the early 1990's. She trained in mindfulness based social action through the two year Path of Engagement program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and is currently in training there to become a Community Dharma Leader.

This day is freely offered to all. Donations are welcome to support future offerings. Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share for lunch, if you would like. Dress in loose, warm, comfortable clothing. For the sake of those who may have sensitivities or allergies, please do not wear scented or perfumed products. If you have a meditation cushion, please bring it. Chairs will be available. Suitable for beginning and all levels of practitioners.

Sarana Kuti is the small stand-along building on the UUFSC property at th rear of the east parking lot. It is behind the Johnson Building. Location might change. Space is limited, please register with Lori Wong: 209.343.2748
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jan 12th, 2013 7:39 PM

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