ROCKLAND — The Dancing Elephant will launch a six-week dharma study group “Training in Tenderness” Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6 - 8 p.m., at 14 School Street, in Rockland. Asher Putterman and Morgan Starr will lead the series.
The class, which is open to everyone, is by donation. Registration is requested.
In Tibetan Buddhism, it is taught that one of the most essential qualities of enlightenment is tsewa, a form of warm energy and openness of heart. This study group is based on Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart that Can Change the World by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Through his writings, Dzigar Kongtrul inspires us to look deeply at how we can transform our lives in support of enduring compassion and happiness.
“We hope you join us for an opportunity to awaken tsewa and help heal our aching world,” said The Dancing Elephant, in a news release. “Everyone is encouraged to bring questions, ideas, and curiosities to the group each week.”
Asher Putterman was first introduced to meditation practice in 2011 when he came across a book by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. He is currently studying and working towards becoming a student of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Morgan Starr has been studying and practicing Buddhism since 2016, most recently under the guidance of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.
The Dancing Elephant is a community center for yoga, meditation, and art located in downtown Rockland. All programs are donation-based and available for all levels.