Tuesday, December 18th and New Year

Another third Tuesday comes around and we will be sitting, walking and sitting – the evening will be silent. No discussion is planned, so no reading.

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.

BIBS will be moving to its new location at 901 N 15th St (corner of 15th and Fort) before the end of December and so our first meeting of 2019, which will be on New Years Day, will be an afternoon sit that blends seamlessly into our regular Tuesday schedule. I suspect that the discussion focus will be Right Intention or thereabouts and we will do the refuges and precepts to end the evening. The Mahamudra group are having a half-day sit in the morning so there is a whole day of sitting on offer.

 

 

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Saturday December 1st, and Tuesday, December 4th

On Saturday morning we have our regular half-day of sitting and walking meditation from 9:00 to 12:30.

And then, on Tuesday, for our beginners week, we will be discussing a (short – 14 minutes) segment on free will from a recent This American Life that you can listen to at Life is a Coin with One Side.

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

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

 

Saturday November 3rd and Tuesday, November 6th

This Saturday we have our regular half-day of sitting and walking meditation from 9:00am until 12:30. We usually do 30 minutes of sitting alternating with 30 minutes of walking but that may change if there is an unusual weather event.

Come for some, or come for all…

Next Tuesday we will be discussing a Q&A session with Joseph Goldstein from the 3 month retreat at IMS that you can download or stream. I realise that we’ve been listening to Joseph quite a bit recently and I was hesitant to send this out but I really was encouraged by some of his answers.

And finally, for our next monthly book group we will be reading Being Dharma by Ajahn Chah.

The schedule is:

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

The sitting takes place at BIBS.

Saturday October 6th, and Tuesday, October 9th

This Saturday we have our regular half-day of sitting and walking meditation from 9:00am until 12:30. We usually do 30 minutes of sitting alternating with 30 minutes of walking but that may change if there is an unusual weather event.

Come for some, or come for all…

Next Tuesday we will be discussing the three characteristics: impermanence, suffering and not-self. There are many resources on the web, here are some talks to start with:

Three Characteristics and their supports a talk by Gil Fronsdal

Three Characteristics a talk by Ajaan Thanissaro

Three Characteristics three talks, one for each characteristic, by Gil Fronsdal

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

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

Tuesday, August 28th

For our monthly book group we are reading Unhindered by Gil Frondsal and this month we are studying the chapter on Restlessness and Worry. Here are some other resources on the Hindrances:

Dharma talks

Handouts & Reflections

For a different teacher’s perspective, here are some links to a talk by Joseph Goldstein on this hindrance – download or listen.

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, July 31st

For our monthly book group we are reading Unhindered by Gil Frondsal and this month we are studying the chapter on Sloth & Torpor. For a different teacher’s perspective, here are some links to a talk by Joseph Goldstein on Sloth & Torpor – download or listen.

Here are some other resources on the Hindrances:

The schedule is:

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

The sitting takes place at BIBS.