*Sit & Dharma Talk – Diane Wilde – Who Teaches?
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sit & Dharma Talk with SIM Community Mentor, Diane Wilde
We do not learn the Dharma in a vacuum. Many of us when starting this practice assumed by reading a few books and attempting a solo meditation practice was all needed to do. Unfortunately, that is not the case. We need guidance and support as we take on a meditation practice as well as the skills of daily mindfulness. The Buddha stated we learn the Dharma three ways: From a Dharma teacher, from the support of our spiritual friends, and from our own experience. Tonight we will discuss the characteristics of what we should look for in a Dharma teacher, in our spiritual friends, and how these two categories create the most skillful teacher of all… ourselves.
Sacramento Insight Meditation events are sustained by the generosity of instructors in offering teachings freely and on the generosity of students and members of the meditative community in the form of financial support, service and participation in events. With our practice of dana, we support our Sangha.