February 22nd, 2020

Practicing Buddhism On a Daily Basis

During this daylong workshop, we will delve into speaking with mindfulness.

The day will include some brief meditation, discussion, and art projects that are aligned with the topic of Right Speech. All are welcome, if you have no experience with Buddhism that is ok too!

Art Projects are fun and easy and great for all ages. This daylong is great for couples, and families, friends or just solo participants!

Our speech affects not only ourselves but also those around us, and focus on how to break the habits of negative or harmful speech and strengthen and practice positive ways of communicating.

Right Speech is a mindfulness practice.  By undertaking this practice, we commit to greater awareness of our body, mind, and emotions. Mindfulness makes it possible to recognize what we are about to say before we say it, and thus offers us the freedom to choose when to speak, what to say, and how to say it.

Different kinds of speech create different kinds of results.  Using speech in certain ways assures suffering, while speaking in other ways creates happiness. Unskillful speech degrades personal relationships and diminishes the possibility of peace in our world.

About the Instructor

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Anna Landaw, Director, Cofounder was inspired by the way Buddhism was presented in an approachable way at the Vajrapani Family Camp, which she attended as a camper from age 4 until joining the staff at 13 and eventually becoming co-director. She hopes to bring her passion for art and creativity, as well as the skills she developed running camps, teaching Tae Kwon Do, and managing the kitchen of the catering company she works for, to make Dharma Camps as helpful to the community as possible.

Jon Landaw, the author of Buddhism for Dummies, was born in New Jersey in 1944 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1965. After spending three years in the Peace Corps in Iran, Jon worked as an English editor for the Translation Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India from 1972 to 1977, producing numerous texts under the guidance of Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey. < As a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche since 1973, Jon has edited numerous works for Wisdom Publications, including Wisdom Energy and Introduction to Tantra. He is also the author of Prince Siddhartha, a biography of Buddha for children, and Images of Enlightenment: Tibetan Art in Practice, published by Snow Lion in 1993. As an instructor of Buddhist meditation, he has taught in numerous Dharma centers throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. He currently lives with his wife in Capitola, California.

Date(s): February 22nd, 2020
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: Anna Landaw
Type of event: general class
Number of sessions: Daylong Workshop
Level: All Welcome
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Location: Pine Room
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