Matt T. kindly brought the following to my attention, if anyone’s in town and interested in attending:
A Journey To Wisdom with Joseph Kappel
Starts Wednesday, February 18
Continues February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25
7:30 to 9pm
$85 for all six sessions
Joseph Kappel lived as a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest Tradition for 20 years as Venerable Pabhakaro – “Maker of Light”. He studied with Ajahn Chah in Thailand for 13 years and another 7 years with in Great Britain.
His initial interest in Buddhism was inspired by visits to Thailand from Vietnam where he served as a combat helicopter pilot in 1969-70. During his sojourns to Thailand, Joseph was deeply moved by a country and its people who have been immersed in Buddhist teachings for hundreds of years. In short, Joseph’s combat experience compelled him to search deeply within himself. The result has been a lifetime commitment to explore the profundity and mystery of our shared suffering and humanity, while continuing to sow the seeds and cultivate the fruits of Buddhist practice in his life.
For more details: http://www.backbayyoga.com/events.html#kappel