Tuesday, January 28th

As a bee gathering nectar does not harm or disturb the color and fragrance of the flower;
so do the wise move through the world.
The Dhammapada

On Tuesday January 28th we will be continuing to discuss David Loy‘s book Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis (GoodreadsAmazon). Please read Chapter 4, Is It The Same Problem? and Chapter 5, What If It’s Too Late?

We meet at BIBS and the schedule for the evening is:

6:00 – 6:30 sitting
6:30 – 7:15 discussion
7:15 – 7:30 sitting

Tuesday, January 14th

In Kyoto,
hearing the cuckoo,
I long for Kyoto.
Basho

Next Tuesday we will be starting to explore the Eightfold Path by discussing Right View. There are many teachings on this subject available online so please roam widely. Here are a couple of suggestions to get you started…

A talk on Right View by Joseph Goldstein

Searching for Right View on Dharma Seed

We meet at BIBS and the schedule for the evening is:

6:00 – 6:30 sitting
6:30 – 7:15 discussion
7:15 – 7:30 sitting

Tuesday, December 3rd

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein

For our first Tuesday of the month as part of our ongoing cultivation of joy and ease, local musician and dharma friend Belinda Bowler will join us to lead us in song during our discussion portion of the evening. She has promised that the songs will be easy sing alongs…

We will be offering all dana/donations to her own generosity of time and heart.

We meet at BIBS and the schedule for the evening is:

6:00 – 6:30 sitting
6:30 – 7:15 singing
7:15 – 7:30 sitting

Tuesday, November 12th

And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
T.S.Eliot

For next Tuesday we will be exploring noting as a practice. Here are some links to help you start your exploration of this subject:

You can find a couple of talks on noting by Gil Fronsdal here and here – and there is also a Transcribed and Lightly Edited talk on noting by Gil (which includes the audio).

Instructions to Insight Meditation by Mahasi Sayadaw is a transcription of a talk by the Burmese teacher of many of the early American pioneers of insight meditation.

We meet at BIBS and the schedule for the evening is:

6:00 – 6:30 sitting
6:30 – 7:15 discussion
7:15 – 7:30 sitting