Day of Practice: Saturday, June 19

7-10am PDT / 10am-1pm EDT / 3-6pm BST / 4-7pm CEST

With Tenku Ruff, Osho

Theme – Embracing Languishing

A recent New York Times article diagnosed what many of us are going through these days as “languishing.” We have been through a lot in the past year, and we are tired. We also don’t know when we may see another surge — of Covid, of violence, of authoritarianism. Languishing implies that something is wrong, but what if we are exactly where we are supposed to be?

Soon, it will be time to start going out, rebuilding our relationships, and trusting each other again. For many of us, a simmering rage, terror, or sadness lies beneath the surface; for others, it has all been too much and we feel checked out. At this delicate time, it is vital to move slowly, deliberately, and with care.

How can we replenish and renew our practice, our energy, and our sense of purpose? Buddhist teachings and practice can show us the way.

In this day of practice, we will honor where we are now, and develop the tools we need for the path ahead, with tenderness, honesty, and love.

During this time together, we will practice:

  • Stepping back from our need to be successful
  • Allowing our difficult emotions space and tenderness
  • Moving from unease to ease

What is Day of Practice?

Sangha Live’s 3-hour, LIVE Day of Practice allows for you to drop in deeper, develop your meditation skills, and reset your intentions through sustained sitting.

Days of Practice includes longer periods of meditation, interspersed with wise teachings, an interactive Q&A with our teacher, and more.

How is Day of Practice different from Sangha Live’s Daily/Sunday classes?

Our shorter Daily Meditation (60 mins) and Sunday Sangha (90 mins) programs emphasize dharma teachings, while our longer Days of Practice (3 hours) emphasize development of meditation practice.

Daily practice is crucial for watering seeds of mindfulness, but extended periods of deep attention such as these, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, can be uniquely fruitful.

How do I prepare?

If you’ll be using an iPad or iPhone to join us, you’ll need to download the free Crowdcast app in advance. On any other device, we recommend using Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browsers for best functionality.

Keep an eye out for our “HOW TO JOIN” email, which includes your personal access link, sent the day prior to the event.

You will want to prepare a space to sit comfortably and quietly for the three-hour duration. During meditation, you will be encouraged to sit up straight or lie down flat for extended periods. Please make yourself comfortable with supportive props.

You may want to keep a glass of water or cup of tea nearby. There will be a break for bio needs.

I can’t attend live. Will I be able to watch the recording later?

Yes, everyone who registers will have indefinite access to the recording, via the same link you use to join.

Generosity

Day of Practice is offered on a sliding scale basis, with a suggested rate of $35, in order to cover Sangha Live administrative costs. There will be opportunity to provide dana/generosity during the event.

Your generosity supports the teacher and their transmission of the Dharma, as well as our meditators with fewer means.

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or inquiries by emailing us at info@sangha.live.

About Tenku Ruff, Osho

Tenku Ruff, Osho is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest, professional chaplain, and Director of Spiritual Services at Phelps Hospital, in New York. Following extensive training in Zen monasteries in Japan and North America under the direction of Tessai Yamamoto Roshi, Abbot of Kannonji Temple in Morioka, Japan, Tenku received Dharma transmission (teaching authorization) in the same lineage.

Tenku is the former President of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Maitripa College, and she is a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC). Tenku has strong interest in ethics, inter-Buddhist / interfaith dialogue, and ways people can support each other and grow through challenges in life. Tenku Osho is the head priest of Beacon Zen Temple in Beacon, New York (www.beaconzen.org), and she lives in Beacon, New York.

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