Shantigar open gate
Ongoing Weekly Workshop Series
Shantigar Meditation Sangha
with Marisa Viola
every Wednesday at noon (us eastern time)
In this weekly gathering we fortify our meditation practice, deepen our understanding of the dharma and nurture our community. Meditation is a tool that connects us to our basic sanity, compassion and confidence. Our intrinsic worthiness that we can't be parted from. We water these seeds in ourselves, then carry the fruits into the world. This is an opportunity to tend to the garden as a collective, for the collective. Because at this point, we all realize that each of us truly matter, and we're in it together.
This class is being offered on a dana basis.
In Buddhism, dana is the practice of generosity. The teachings are offered
in the spirit of giving. Offering payment for the class is also dana.
Though the suggestion is $20, please offer what feels generous within your means.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please register here:
Marisa Viola is a meditation teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. She has been practicing since 2008, and has taken Refuge and Boddhisattva vows in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with Venerable Robina Courtin. She has studied with Venerable Thich Nhat Hahn, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and many great teachers of various lineages.
Marisa has taught caretakers in hospitals, inmates in prisons, employees of small businesses & major corporations, the LGBTQI+ community, students at MNDFL in NYC, artists at Shantigar, and one-on-one. With a background in theater and film, she is interested in exploring the creative aspects of engaging with both the self and the world.