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Ali Hedayat - Haiku and Impermanence, Lessons from Nature/Welcoming Spring


Ali Hedayat - Haiku and Lessons from Nature / Welcoming Spring

Tonight's reflection will be on Impermanence, as one of the three marks of existence, namely anicca (impermanence), dukkha (commonly translated as "suffering", "unsatisfactory," "unease"), and anattā (without a lasting essence). 

Together let's discover what nature can teach us about our relationship with change in our daily lives and the inevitable truth of Impermanence.  We will read some Haikus and discuss how we have embraced OR resisted change in our lives.

Haiku is a form of poetry immersed in the Buddhist tradition—a way of life, a way of seeing and above all, a way of reconnecting to nature. As we step into the Spring season, let's immerse ourselves for an extended time to contemplate the impermanence in nature with the Dharma contemplation about how we are accepting change in our lives.

The haiku moment is characterized as an experience of the poem itself — its sound, its structure, its images, its characters, and its overall felt significance.


You are invited to arrive early, from 4:00 to 5:30, to participate in a Haiku workshop with Ali before the Sunday Program. For more information please visit Haiku Workshop With Ali  


Ali Hedayat
Ali has had an interest in contemplation since childhood which has led him to study various philosophical and human behavior disciplines and pursue various contemplative paths. He has been practicing Meditation since Mid 90's and completed the first facilitator training program of Insight LA.

He led a sitting group every other week in the South Bay area for Insight LA before his relocation to the beautiful Central Coast which he proudly calls home now.

  • Meeting ID:599 251 806
  • Password: WHS

Sunday, March 31, 2024, 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
Hybrid - At the White Heron Sangha Meditation Center and on Zoom
6615 Bay Laurel Pl.
Avila Beach, CA  93424

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Sunday Evening
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