A Path of Healing, A Path of Kindness
with Guest Teacher
Mary Stancavage

Saturday October 24th
9 am - 2 pm
Online, Via Zoom

The Paramis are ten qualities that are said to be necessary for liberation and awakening. The good news is that they are very accessible and should be familiar to everyone. They include patience, generosity, wisdom, and determination among others. They are also extremely beneficial to use as we navigate these uncharted times and all the challenges being churned up. They provide a foundation and framework for us to use each day in meeting the world of 2020. Ajahn Sucitto says that the Paramis are instructions for finding a path out of stress and suffering.

In this half day we will look at each of the Paramis and their characteristics. There will also be time to identify what speaks to you in this teaching and to set an intention to cultivate what is most meaningful. There will be sitting practice, a dharma talk, conversation and a chance to share. There will be a break between morning and afternoon sessions.

Join us to uncover what Sylvia Boorstein calls, “the natural inclination of the human heart.”

Mary Stancavage has practiced meditation, yoga, and cultivated a spiritual practice for over 30 years and in 2009 was empowered to teach Buddhadharma. Mary is based in the Los Angeles area and teaches classes, retreats and does individual mentoring. She has taught at mindfulness at recovery centers, has co-facilitated Year-to-Live groups since 2008, and has had a weekly dharma class for over decade. She also was a director at Against the Stream for ten years.  Mary completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at the Sati Center and served as volunteer chaplain at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. She also served as Executive Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project from 2016 to 2018. In taking the practice off the cushion, Mary is honored to serve on the board of CLUE: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice. Along with teaching she continues to investigate what it means to live with an undefended heart. Fun fact: Mary has a Masters Degree from UCLA and worked as an archaeologist in the Middle East. 
More info can be found at her website,