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.
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: email@example.com, and ask to be added to the Springboard Sangha Google group.
A Loving Presence, Here and Now – Daylong Retreat w/ Ofosu Jones-Quartey
In these volatile and uncertain times, it is increasingly important to create more loving presence in the world. On this retreat, we will practice Mindfulness as taught in the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness and (read more . . . )
Ofosu Jones-Quartey is a meditation coach and musician from the Washington DC area. He has been teaching mindfulness and meditation to young people and adults since 2004. He is currently the male voice on the Balance meditation app and he teaches meditation and mindfulness classes and retreats around the country when travel is possible and virtually when it is not. Ofosu has taught and led retreats at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, The Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock, Brooklyn Zen Center, Cleveland Insight and more.
Meditation Group for All in Helping Professions:
Calm Grounding in Uncertain Times
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.
Suggested Dana $15; but all are welcome–don’t let finances stop you!
Beth Adelson: 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.