All of us share the same dilemma: we are born, we live, we die. So what do we do with the bit in the middle … the only part in which we have choices?
Zooming in from Goolwa in South Australia, Anna Markey will explore this dilemma with us, a dilemma which seems to raise more questions than answers.
Do we perhaps need to stay with those questions, and learn to live richly and deeply with them? What is your aim or goal here? Is it flexible? What helps you, or hinders you?
The Buddha, in many different ways encouraged us to forge our own path, to ‘see for ourselves’ and as the Bengali meditation teacher Munindra-ji put it, ‘Buddha’s enlightenment solved Buddha’s problem. Now solve yours!’
Living close to where the River Murray spills out into the Southern Ocean, Anna has been exploring meditation and the dharma through a variety of traditions for more than 35 years.
Lead teacher at Coast and City Sangha in the Adelaide and Fleurieu regions, she oversees a variety of groups. Anna teaches meditation that is open, curious and gentle, and offers two or three retreats a year.