Insight Community of Southern Maine

  An unaffiliated, secular-leaning community devoted to the study & practice of core Buddhist teachings

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836 Main Street ~ Westbrook, Maine  04092
icsm@insightcommunityofsouthernmaine.org 
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Meditation & Study Offerings at ICSM

Tuesday Evenings

Vipassana (Insight) Meditation & 
Brahma Vihāra Meditation  
(The “Divine Abodes” ~ loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy & equanimity)
5:45 – 7:00 PM
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Saturday Mornings

Buddhist Study**
2nd Saturday of each month

Meditation & conversation
4th Saturday of each month
10:00-noon

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.

Everyone is welcome. 

For more information, please contact:
Ed Schwartz at ed.schw@gmail.com
or Karen Luse at luse.karen@gmail.com


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.


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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.

We have meditation cushions and chairs.  
All you have to bring is yourself.


All are welcome.