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"Papanca and the Plague" - Devin Wallace

Due to the increase of COVID in our county, Sunday Programs will be held on Zoom only (no in-person attendance) until case numbers and hospitalizations are on a downward trajectory.


The Pali term papanca, which was used by the Buddha, is usually defined as the tendency of the mind to respond to perceptions by "spiralling out" -- engaging in conceptual proliferation.

One fruit of papanca is the generation of recurrent worrisome thoughts. The COVID plague, quite understandably, has greatly multiplied that tendency. 

Which raises the question: When is worry helpful (protective, instructive, motivational) and when is it not (pain-producing papanca)? And -- How do we discern and skillfully deal with the two forms?

Tonight we'll explore those questions with exercises and discussion.

           Join on Zoom


  • Meeting ID:599 251 806
  • Password: WHS


Sunday, January 30, 2022, 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
Online Community Room

Additional Info:
Sunday Evening
Registration is not Required
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