Note: Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the center's programs are now being offered online only. Other programs may be cancelled. Click here for details.

Meditations on Love and Impermanence

Love and Impermanence: In theory, it’s easy to accept impermanence as one of life’s most fundamental truths. Everything changes. We know this. But when what felt like stable ground begins to shift, it can be hard to stay open. How do we keeping loving in a world that hands us one change after another? What can we ever settle into? In this ongoing class, we’ll explore practices and teachings that allow us to open in surprising ways. We might even find that, come what may, we have access to joy, warmth, and courage.

Important Note

This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom, as the center is currently closed due to COVID-19. Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend.

An email with login information for Zoom will be sent to the email address that you used to register on the day of the event. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login a few minutes earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

If you have questions about Zoom or on how to access the class online, please contact us at [email protected].

Schedule / Registration

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Session Fee

Suggested: $20
Other offering options: free to $30

The suggested amount helps support teacher offerings and expenses, direct costs and rent. Shantideva member discounts or benefits will be applied automatically if you have a membership in MindBody. If you need assistance transferring your membership in PayPal, please contact [email protected].

About the Facilitator

Marisa Viola is a Brooklyn based meditation teacher. She has been studying Buddhism since 2008, and teaching since 2013. She has taken refuge and Bodhisattva vows with Venerable Robina Courtin, and has studied with Venerable Thich Naht Hahn, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many other great teachers from various lineages. She teaches regularly at Susan Piver’s Open Heart Project, MNDFL, Shantigar Foundation, and in the MNFDFL Teacher Training Program. With a background in theater and film, she is interested in exploring the creative aspects of day to day life.

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