Taught by Bhante Sujatha
In our pursuit of a mindful life, many of us have gotten very serious. We study books and teachings, we go too long retreats and endure a focused intensity to "get better". I have been teaching meditation and helping Americans live in joy for more than 30 years... building an inner life is serious, but we can do it with playfulness and joy! Joyful mindfulness is a practice we can do every day bringing us calm, blissful qualities known as sukha. This brings us to an easiness around humor and lightheartedness, thus allowing us to connect with people and what's important easily. Joy helps us not take ourselves or our surroundings so seriously, and when we can be playful and easy, we begin to connect with others in a non-ego based way that adds lots of love. In addition to our formal loving-kindness practice, practicing Joyful mindfulness has helped many people create a strong meditation practice that makes their lives better.
Benefits of this beautiful workshop are:
• Reduced stress, anxiety, worry, and depression;
• Healing and enhancing relationships with others;
• Gaining a sense of empowerment over challenging issues in your life;
• Insights into your life purpose;
• Awakening to the blessings of the present moment;
• Attaining unshakable inner peace.
Proceeds go to Bhante’s Incubator Project in Sri Lanka. Bhante does his book signing after the workshop, and his CDs will also be available for purchase.
Bhante Sujatha, a 30+ year Buddhist Monk, is singularly focused on adding more love in the world. Bhante teaches loving-kindness meditation to people around the globe for all those seeking the art of happiness and contentment. His approach to meditation is deep and simple, bringing core Buddhist teachings to everyone in a way that is practical and easy to understand. A joyful, radiant, funny and wildly energetic monk, Bhante will help you obtain peace that can only be found in deep silence. He is originally from Sri Lanka and is the head monk/abbot of the Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in Woodstock, IL.
Bhante believes his purpose is not only to teach meditation but also, “teaching people how to be happy."