Everyone is looking for a place of safety and rest in the midst of an uncertain, often chaotic and confusing life. The Buddha’s teaching and practices remind us that we can rediscover a sense of well being within our own nature, a way of living in harmony with life and a welcoming community of support. Howie will offer some instruction and guidance in Mindfulness practice and Lovingkindness, and explore the relevance of the Buddha's teachings on taking refuge in our modern lives.
Howie is offering this open public talk on Friday evening, sponsored by Insight Meditation Scottsdale, and will be teaching a two-day, non-residential retreat on the following Saturday and Sunday locally. If you would like to find out more about the retreat, go the the Insight Meditation Scottsdale website, here: Howard Cohn 2 Day Retreat
Howard Cohn is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the San Francisco Bay area. He has guided a local sitting group in San Francisco, been in private practice as a psychotherapist and led Vipassana retreats worldwide since 1985. He incorporates the influences of Theravada, Zen, Tibetan Dzogchen and Advaita Vedanta in his teaching, with an emphasis on reawakening our intrinsic freedom. Howie is known by his students for his kindheartedness and warm sense of humor. Among his many teachers and mentors are Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, U Pandita Sayadaw, Tulku Urgyen Rimpoche, Tsoknyi Rimpoche, and the Advaita Vedanta Master H.W.L. Poonja.
Jack Kornfield, the bestselling author and celebrated spiritual teacher, describes his colleague Howie's teaching as “… offer[ing] the immediacy and freshness of what is known in the Zen tradition as ‘beginners mind’ – that is a state of openness to possibility and insights. They give a deep, practical understanding of how to learn the revolutionary art of mindful presence.”
Fri Mar. 157:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4425 N Granite Reef RdScottsdale AZ,US 85251