(The “Divine Abodes” ~ loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy & equanimity)
5:45 – 7:00 PM
2nd Saturday of each month
Meditation & conversation
4th Saturday of each month
A SANGHA UPDATE:
Sangha member facilitated study and practice meetings take place at on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.
For the reading sessions (2nd Saturdays) we have decided to experiment (at least initially) with short selections from IN THE BUDDHA'S WORDS: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (Bhikku Bodhi). The readings are short, and for those unable to get the book, the piece can be read aloud (and a photocopy provided) to those attending.
For links to past study material, see Resource page.
**The Nikaya texts of the Pali Canon form the core and one of the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha. While more contemporary Buddhist literature and teachings will be included, the focus of the study will be on these core teachings.
Information about the
Tuesday evening meditation schedule*~~
A brief teaching related to an aspect of the Dhamma (core teachings of Buddhism) is offered followed by insight (vipassana) meditation practice (45 minutes) and discussion.
Brahma-vihāra meditation, focusing on one of the four Brahma-vihāras ("divine abodes/abidings": loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity) is offered once a month, usually the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We will rotate through the Brahma-vihāras throughout the year, returning to each three times.
*The schedule is subject to change.
Meditation instruction/guidance is provided;
so, don't hesitate to come if you are new to meditation.