Enjoy this lovely video of our alternative Valentine’s Day celebration filmed at Deepak Home Base in New York, NY on February 14, 2017.
The evening includes a dharma talk by Sharon Salzberg exploring how to work with enemies, whether within (in the shape of a habitual, painful mind state) or without (as someone for whom we steadily feel antipathy or fear) marks the edge between limited lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity and the potential boundlessness of these qualities.
Also included in the evening is kirtan (call-and response chanting) led by Lily Cushman. Kirtan is a form of yoga and meditation practice that is considered to be a pathway of self discovery. Each repetition of the mantra is a way to gather our awareness and concentration and to be fully present in the moment. For more, visit Lily’s website HERE.
Produced in association with the Be Here Now Network.