Love and Fear: Meeting Suffering with Equanimity

Love and Fear: Meeting Suffering with Equanimity

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Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 18:00 to 19:30
Spiritual
Wellbeing
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Evening talk
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At the very root of our disconnection is anxiety and a ground of fear. It pervades our personal lives, our relationships, and permeates society, in obvious and subtle ways creating distance between one another and within ourselves.

How can we fully feel our fear without becoming it? Can we allow love and equanimity to fuel our fearlessness and begin to reconnect us to what is here?

We all experience fear and we also have the capacity for fearlessness. We can learn to skillfully navigate all of our experiences and learn to create meaningful connections through a love that is genuine, spacious, strong, and communal.  

Koshin and Chodo invite us to face our challenging emotions without turning our backs on ourselves and each other. When we face what holds us back, we step toward liberation, together.

About the speaker, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison and Chodo Robert Campbell

Chodo Robert Campbell is a Zen teacher, bereavement specialist, grief counselor and a recognized leader for those suffering with the complexities of death & dying, aging, and sobriety. The educational non-profit he co-founded, the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, touches thousands of lives every year through its numerous educational programs, contemplative retreats, and Soto Zen Buddhist practices. Chodo has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning and other media outlets.

Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison is an author, Zen teacher, Jungian psychotherapist, leader in contemplative care, and co-founder of an educational non-profit called the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. His books, grounded in Buddhist wisdom and practice, have gained national attention. Through its numerous educational programs, contemplative retreats, and Soto Zen Buddhist practices, the New York Zen Center touches thousands of lives every year. Koshin has appeared on dozens of podcasts and his work has been featured in the New York Times, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning and other media outlets.

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