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Mindful Balance for Equanimity

Sharon Salzberg 2019a

Sharon Salzberg

When balance is present in your life, personal transformation can occur. It is the secret ingredient that allows mindful qualities such as lovingkindness, compassion, and joy for the happiness of others to be present and strengthened. Equanimity is a mindful balance of stability and composure gained from insight or wisdom. Seeing your experience, undisturbed by your fears or projections, leads to the state of equanimity. It is balance, a spacious stillness that enables you to be with things as they actually are instead of being flung into reactivity. At the same time, it helps you avoid apathy and indifference.

Join Salzberg, bestselling author and one of the most influential meditation and mindfulness teachers in the West, to explore and anchor a new-found balance into your life. Enter into the predominant tone of equanimity and calm. Be fully mindful and present to whatever is happening around you.

Cultivate equanimity within yourself and expand your capacity to connect in a balanced and centered manner to bring you harmony and inner peace.

Equanimity is one of the most sublime emotions of Buddhist practice. It is the ground for wisdom and freedom and the protector of compassion and love. It produces a radiance and warmth of being within you. The Buddha described a mind filled with equanimity as “abundant, exalted, immeasurable, without hostility or ill-will.”

Through guided meditations, talks, questions and answers, and small group sharing enhance the mindful balance of equanimity with practical and empowering tools by:

  1. Cultivating clarity, calm, and compassion through different mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation techniques
  2. Developing strength, balance, and stability of the mind
  3. Enhancing the power of balance and reducing the stress of daily life
  4. Strengthening resilience so that sustained transformation can occur

Gain insights, a deep seeing, into the nature of things as they are so that eventually your mind lets go of clinging. Practice the power of observation for inner balance and inner strength together with a mindfulness practice. As mindfulness becomes stronger, so does your equanimity. As you begin to understand and practice equanimity, you move from a mode of struggling to control what comes into your life into a mode of simply wishing to truly connect with what is in the present moment. This can be most helpful when you face challenging times in your life. Gain resilience and find out how to strengthen it so that resilience can be sustained. Experience a transformational shift in your life and your world view. Be part of it. This immersion is for both new and experienced meditators. Some cushions are available if you would like to sit on the floor, but you may wish to bring your own. Chairs are provided.

A block of rooms is available at the Courtyard Marriott Highland Park, 1505 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. Rooms will be held until July 26. To make a room reservation, call 866-381-4803 and identify yourself as part of the Infinity Foundation Room Block. Hotels in the area tend to sell out, so it is advisable to book a room early. There will be a free shuttle to and from the hotel to Infinity each day. O’Hare is the closest airport to Infinity.

Course 191174 CEUs available CANCELED DUE TO HEALTH
Date  Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18
Time  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, lunch on your own
Cost  $295/255 by July 17

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