Opening to Fear & Fearlessness – New!

Opening to Fear and Fearlessness: A Buddhist Approach – New!
4 sessions • 8 hours

The practice of working with fear in the Buddhist tradition allows one to enter the present more fully. Everyone experiences times of bravery and cowardice. Rather than developing a cocoon of protection and removing oneself from the present situation, it is only through staying with the fear that one can attain fearlessness. Not a religious class, this experience is about studying and working with traditional and time proven meditation techniques and exercises allowing one to enter the now of everyday life.

Note: Participants are encouraged to purchase the following books prior to class (available online & at most book stores.)
• Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery by Chogyam Trungpa
• Natural Bravery, Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening by Gaylon Ferguson.

Instructor: Jerry Webster
Jerry Webster, Ph. D., (Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland) has taught numerous courses in literature for UMD and in multiculturalism for Montgomery County Public Schools (MD). He has taught English fulltime in public school systems for forty years. He serves as the Shastri, or head teacher, with the Shambhala Buddhist Center in Washington, D.C. He regularly teaches courses for FCC, the Johns Hopkins Odyssey Program, and the D.C. Politics & Prose Bookstore.

Opening to Fear and Fearlessness: A Buddhist Approach – New!
ILR961 • 5-Digit Number: 19364
Tuesdays • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. • 2/18 – 3/10
Braddock Hall (B Building) • B222
Tuition: $20 | Fee: $72 | Total: $92
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only