Here are a few helpful resources during this time of isolation.
The Rubin Museum Care Package
Inspired by the practices reflected in Buddhist visual culture, these resources from the Rubin Museum of Art may help you handle stress and foster peace of mind wherever you are.
The Well-Being Plan from Unicef
Springboard’s Google Group
There was a discussion about finding ways to keep in touch with each other, as Sangha members, as we all practice the “social distancing” that is necessary for now. We have created a “Google Group” which is essentially an email list with a closed group of members. Anyone in the group can email the whole group. All messages are archived on the Google groups page.
If you join, you can change your personal settings so that you get an email each time a member sends one, or you get a summary email at specific intervals. You can leave at any time.
If you’d like to join, please email Dana Barron: firstname.lastname@example.org, and ask to be added to the Springboard Sangha Google group.
Meditation Group for All in Helping Professions:
Calm Grounding in Uncertain Times
Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:00
Led by Beth Adelson
Practices topics include: equanimity, pacing one’s energy, compassion and calm abiding.
Beth also welcomes questions, requests, & concerns in advance (this is optional, no advance preparation expected) and would be happy to teach specific practices in response to current questions and concerns. Teachings are followed by group discussion to establish a feeling of community support.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 893 973 9668
Contact Beth for information: email@example.com, 215.219.5296 (cell)
Suggested Dana $15; but all are welcome–don’t let finances stop you!
How can the human mind help us find contentment in the face of our most difficult personal & professional challenges? Harvard Centennial Medalist , Beth Adelson has devoted her professional life to addressing this question. Her work draws on early Buddhist teachings and practices, supported by her training in experimental and analytical cognitive science. Dr. Adelson was first trained as a dancer at the NYC Ailey & Graham studios. In conjunction with this work, she first sat with Suzuki Roshi in 1970 and began her yoga practice at the age of 17. She was then trained as a cognitive scientist at Harvard University; her subsequent research on the effects of meditation was endorsed by the Dalai Lama. Her meditation teachers include: Salzburg, Boorstein, Arnell and Goldstein; Tsultrim Allione and Alan Wallace; and Roshis Shunryu Suzuki, Joan Halifax and Jan Chozen Bayes. Dr. Adelson is the founding teacher of the 24th St. Sangha. She is a Past Program Director at the National Science Foundation and Professor Emeritus at Rutgers. Her daily sitting practice focuses on Vipassana, the Paramitas and the Four Immeasurables: kindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. Her daily physical practices integrate meditative contentment of heart and mind with physical energy.