Mudras are gestures, usually of the hands and fingers, that express compassion and wisdom in action, pointing us to a deeper understanding of buddhist teachings and helping us to embody them and take them to heart. In this series we'll take 4 Mudras and explore their potential to keep us open-hearted, grounded and connected to our deepest values as we navigate these times:
Aug 5 with Shunyamala - The Varada or Giving Mudra is an open hand, expressing generosity, flowing, letting be, non-grasping, connecting.
Aug 12 with Prasadachitta - The Dhyana or Meditation Mudra - hands held in the lap - expresses deep meditation, love and wisdom.
Aug 19 - Meditation and check in
Aug 26 with Mary Salome - Touching the Earth (Bhumisparsa) is the mudra of the Buddha on the shrine at the SFBC: his right hand touches the earth. When we form this mudra it can be a reminder to acknowledge where we are and the conditions that brought us here, to start where we are, and to wake up.
Sep 2 with Karunadevi - The Abhaya or Fearlessness Mudra - right hand raised with palm facing outwards (as if we're saying Stop), creates a pause and connects us to the courage we need to turn towards our experience.
To register for any or all Sangha Nights in August: enter the amount you wish to donate in the Event Donation box and click add to cart. Suggested donation is based on $5 - $10 per evening. Donations are very much appreciated but always optional - if you are experiencing financial difficulties please feel free to enter 0 in the box, and click 'pay later' on the payment page. We'll send you the zoom link by 2pm on the day of each class.