Saturday, April 7th

There is a half-day of sitting and walking meditation this coming Saturday morning (9:00-12:30), usually we do 30 minutes of sitting alternating with 30 minutes of walking however the forecast is for rain so we may change things up a bit.

You are welcome to come for some of the morning, or come for all of it…

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

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Tuesday, March 27th

Next week we will wrap up our exploration of Frank Ostaseski’s The Five Invitations with a discussion of the Epilogue of the book as well as whatever is still percolating from our previous discussions. We also talked about bringing our own Death Poems to sangha and that is still an open invitation.

Please feel free to come and share in the discussion even if you haven’t read the book!

The schedule is:

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

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

Tuesday, February 27th

Next week we will continue our exploration of Frank Ostaseski’s The Five Invitations with a discussion of the Fifth Invitation, Cultivate Don’t Know Mind.

We might also talk about our next book selection. There was a request to study the Five Hindrances using Gil’s book Unhindered and IMC support materials as our monthly book discussion rather than as a separate study class. We can revisit that and see if another book is calling.

Please feel free to come and share in the discussion even if you haven’t read the book!

The schedule is:

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

The sitting takes place at BIBS.

Tuesday, February 20th

The sands of time have slipped through the monthly hour-glass and swept another third Tuesday into view.

Next Tuesday we will be sitting, walking and sitting – the evening will be silent. No discussion is planned, no reading required.

The schedule is:

6:00 – 6:30 sitting
6:30 – 7:00 walking
7:00 – 7:30 sitting

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

 

Tuesday, February 13th

Next week we will think about “Buddha’s last words” as they related to our discussion of impermanence, and start exploring from there…

“On one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Kusinara in Upavattana, the Sal Tree Grove of the Mallans, on the occasion of his total Unbinding. Then the Blessed One addressed the monks, “I exhort you, monks: All fabrications are subject to decay. Bring about completion by being heedful.” Those were the Tathagata’s last words.”” (SN 6.15)

Here are two articles that further explore Buddha’s admonition for heedfulness. One from Thanissaro Bhikku and one from Stephen Batchelor.

If you are interested you can read the entire sutta of his last days.

The schedule is:

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

The sitting takes place at BIBS.