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Paramita Meditation Workshop Series

Sat, October 13, 2018 2:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join Beth Adelson for a free, six-session Paramita Meditation workshop series. The Buddha taught us how to find contentment by dispelling any suffering that life events may bring. In this series, we will learn about and try out the Paramita practices, the practices which build consistent support for our hearts and minds. For example, the Mudita, the Empathetic Joy practice, trains us to experience the happiness around us that we might otherwise overlook. The Paramitas were the Buddha’s foundational experiences; they can be ours as well. 

This series welcomes those without experience.  For those with experience, the Paramitas are the traditional companion to Vipassana/Mindfulness practice.

Dr. Beth Adelson, 2018 Harvard Centennial medalist, is a meditation teacher who has found that practice makes us happy and effective in every-day life. Her classes are structured to lead to that result.  Students ask Beth to help them: find accord in sometimes challenging personal, professional, or social relationships; find ease in the face of acute and chronic pain; build strength of heart in times of physical and emotional change and loss; and stay with rather than giving into cravings, even in fear or pain. Her colleague  Jamshed Bharucha, President Emeritus of Cooper Union, has noted Beth’s ability to translate early Buddhist teachings in a way that makes them relevant and accessible to contemporary audiences. “She’s been able to take the very ancient study of the mind, through Buddhist writings and meditative practice, and talk about it in a very contemporary way… with validity and pertinence for today.”  Beth is the founder of the 24th St. sangha in Philadelphia and can be contacted at or at 215.219.5296.

This program will be held in the meeting room on the library’s lower level and we regret there is no elevator.

Philadelphia City Institute
1905 Locust Street (19th & Locust on W. Rittenhouse Square)
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5730

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