Tuesday, September 30th

For September’s bonus Tuesday we have decided to continue our exploration of the Paramitas and, having rejected my suggestion that we do the odd-numbered then the evens, we will be exploring the second Paramita – Ethics.

Please do your own research into the Paramitas and bring that to the discussion.

This is a link to a series of talks from a retreat that focuses on the Paramitas at Insight Retreat Center with Gil Fronsdal and Paul Haller.   The first talk is a short introduction to the Paramitas and then there are talks on each Paramita.

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.

 

A reminder that we are not planning a Saturday sitting this month as there is a day of sitting with Leslie James on September 27th – details here.

Tuesday, September 23rd

For next week we have decided to continue our exploration of the Paramitas. We seem to have settled on using the six Paramitas from Mahayana Buddhism and mistakenly took the second Paramita to be Patience when it is third in most lists. Anyway, Patience – the ability not to be perturbed by anything – it is for next week.

Please do your own research into the Paramitas and bring that to the discussion.

This is a link to a series of talks from a retreat that focuses on the Paramitas at Insight Retreat Center with Gil Fronsdal and Paul Haller.   The first talk is a short introduction to the Paramitas and then there are talks on each Paramita.

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.

 

A reminder that we are not planning a Saturday sitting this month as there is a day of sitting with Leslie James on September 27th – details here.

Tuesday, September 16th

We will be sitting, walking and sitting so 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.

 

A reminder that we are not planning a Saturday sitting this month as there is a day of sitting with Leslie James on September 27th – details here.

Tuesday, September 9th

At the end of our last meeting we didn’t have a chance to have a larger discussion about next week’s topic so the stragglers amongst us talked about discussing the Paramitas. In Mahayana Buddhism there are six, in Theravada, ten.

This is a link to a series of talks from a retreat that focusses on the Paramitas at Insight Retreat Center with Gil Fronsdal and Paul Haller.   The first talk is a short introduction to the Paramitas.

Please do your own research into the Paramitas and bring that to the discussion as well and please send information that you find helpful to the email group.

Perhaps we can have a general discussion and then transition into the first Paramita – generosity. There are some reflections on generosity on Access to Insight.

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.