Monday 3rd May, 6pm-8pm BST
Into the depths of emptiness
The full, deep understanding of emptiness and dependent origination lies at the heart of Rob’s offering of the Dharma. In his teachings he invites us to inquire into our immediate experience, using practices from the Pali Canon and Insight Meditation tradition; and through these direct experiences and phenomenological inquiries, see into the emptiness of all things in a way that liberates deeply. This path to awakening and freedom, presented in Seeing That Frees, is not a simple one to take and go deep with.
In this meeting, we will discuss ways to practice deep insight, practicing in ways that are helpful, intelligent, and onward-leading. We will also look into the reasons for, and ways that one can open to the practices and insights that are presented in later chapters of the book.
Our time together will include meditation, a talk and time for sharing and questions.
Tuesday 4th May, 5.30pm-7pm Pacific Time (PDT/PST)
(friendly for Australia, East Asia and American evening)
Touched by Rob…
This session will include a guided gratitude meditation and act as a vessel for those touched by Rob’s teachings. There will be time for offering reflections and sharing for those who wish to.
Zoom event: Wednesday 5th May 4pm-5.30pm BST
Sari Markannen will hold space at this gathering. We’ll listen to some of Rob’s music and poetry, to some music that Rob himself loved, and hear personal reflections from close friends. There will be time to sit in silence also.
Zoom event: Thursday 6th May 8:10-9:10pm BST
Lighting the Yahrzeit candle
Yahrzeit candles are lit at sundown of the day before the date of death and kept alight for 24 hours, within the Jewish tradition. We will light candles together on camera at sundown in the UK which is 8.27pm. And we invite everyone else to light a candle at their sundown, so that there will be a wave of candles lighting up around the globe. Those in the UK will light their candles and the Kaddish prayer will be spoken in Hebrew and English. We’ll then sit silently together for 40 minutes, leaving in silence when the bell sounds.
Zoom event: Friday 7th May 6pm BST onwards
A Sacred Space
An open space for anyone who wishes to share (or just listen to) personal reflections, stories and memories of Rob.
Please note: this gathering will end only when the last person leaves.
Sunday 9th May 6pm-7.30pm BST
For the Love of the World
The resonance of Rob’s legacy lives on through each of us. His teachings and way of being invite us to explore our love for the world as an embodiment and a deepening of understanding.
Our time together will include meditation, a talk and time for sangha reflection.