Tuesday, March 18th
In her poem The Summer Day, Mary Oliver asks us:
Tell me, what it is you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
In this talk, Ann Barden will share her thoughts and reflections on what the Buddha has said about how we can most fruitfully use this life we have. Each of us will have a different answer. The important thing is to ask ourselves the question.Ann Barden is a teacher of Vipassana, (Insight) Meditation. She has been practicing and teaching for many years. Her greatest interest is in the core teachings of the Buddha – suffering, the cause of suffering, and the end of suffering – and how those are experienced in our lives today. She aspires to realize, and teaches in support of the realization of others, the freedom from suffering that is promised in these teachings.
She has taught meditation through the Ann Arbor Adult Education program, in various classes and retreats through Deep Spring Center in Ann Arbor, with Insight Meditation AnnArbor, and at the Meditation Center of San Miguel in Mexico, and at Lifepath with the San Miguel Meditation Community. She has trained with Barbara Brodsky of Deep Spring Center and with Matthew Flickstein of the Forestway. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.