The Spokane Concentration Meditation Group will host its next meeting, “A Honed and Heavy Ax: Samatha and Vipassana in Harmony,” on July 1.
Local resident Brian Gavin will lead the meditation instruction and reading.
According to a press release the meeting will focus on both serenity and insight, “Imagine you need to chop down a dead tree with an ax. To be successful the ax will have to be both sharp and reasonably heavy. But where does sharpness end and weight begin? In the context of Buddhist meditation practice the weight of the ax may be compared to serenity (samatha), its sharpness to insight (vipassana.”
The group will gather at the community meditation room in the Saranac Building at 10 a.m. The event is free, though donations are accepted.
For information visit the group's website.