Tuesday, August 5th

We will be having the second of our First Tuesdays when we go back to the beginners teachings and refresh our understanding of the basics. This week we will be following the second week of the Introduction to Mindfulness course from the Insight Meditation Center which provides instructions on mindfulness of the body.

To find the teachings for this week of the course, follow these links:

The schedule is:

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

The sitting takes place at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

Tuesday, July 29th

Linda will facilitate an exploration of the buddhist teachings and practices that members of the sangha find useful when the events of the world set the heart and mind spinning, for example, the recent shooting down of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. You can download a pdf copy of the email that she sent to the group here.

The schedule is:

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

The sitting takes place at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

Tuesday, July 8th

Mike will facilitate a discussion on one of the essays in the The Karma of Questions collection by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, founder and abbot of Metta Forest Monastery outside San Diego, CA. In his email to the group Mike suggested:

For our discussion next Tuesday, please read the third essay, “Questions of Skill.” Let the essay prompt you to examine your own personal experience in relation to what the essay conveys to you. Each of us will have our own take on this, and sharing in discussion will be valuable to all.

The schedule is:

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

The sitting takes place at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

Tuesday, July 1st

We will be having the first of our evenings when we go back to the beginners teachings and refresh our understanding of the basics. For the next 6 weeks we will be following the Introduction to Mindfulness course that is posted on the Insight Meditation Center website. Each week there are downloadable podcasts of talks by Gil Fronsdal and homework exercises.

To find the first week of the course, which includes an introduction and teachings on mindfulness of breathing, follow these links:

The schedule is:

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

The sitting takes place at BIBS – location in the sidebar.