Tuesday, May 31st

Next Tuesday we will be continuing our voyage through Mindfulness in Plain English with  chapters 8 through 12.

We invite each of you who plan to be there next Tuesday, to bring in an insight and a question from the readings…you can certainly bring in more, but we thought it might be engaging for all of us to “lead” the discussion.

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, May 24th

At the end of our discussion last week someone mentioned that they had the line

form is emptiness, emptiness is form

going around their head.

This is a line from the Heart Sutra which is chanted frequently in buddhist monasteries. So, we are going to take a look at this sutra for the next couple of weeks – maybe chant it several times a day – and then talk about it on our 5-in-a-month Bonus Tuesday.

We’ll be looking at a couple of versions of the sutra that are available online; one from San Francisco Zen Center, and the other from Red Pine who says this about the sutra:

The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It covers more of the Buddha’s teachings in a shorter span than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or commonplace.

Well, if that doesn’t get the juices flowing…

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

The sitting takes place at BIBS.