The week of April 1st

We have three events in the next week. On Saturday, we are sitting and walking all morning: 9am to 12:30pm – alternating 30 minute periods. Come for some or all of the morning.

And then a few days later for our Tuesday evening meeting, we will continue our first of the month Back to Basics series with a look at the second factor of the Eightfold Path, Right Intention. Here is a link to a talk by Gil, and there are more talks related to the subject here. There are also two (pdf) study guides here and here.

The schedule is:

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

On Friday, April 7, from 9am to 4pm there is a full day of sitting and walking meditation with the same format of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation as the Saturday half-day sittings. The day will also include periods of guided meditation and opportunities for private practice discussions for those interested.

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

 

Tuesday, March 28th

Next Tuesday we will be continuing our meandering way down A Path With Heart  with the next two chapters of the book:

Chapter 19 – Karma: The Heart Is Our Garden
Chapter 20 – Expanding Our Circle: An Undivided Heart

We invite each of you who plan to be there next Tuesday, to bring your insights and questions arising from the readings…

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 March 18th and Tuesday, March 21st

We have two events in the next week.

On Saturday, 9:30am to 11:00am, we will explore mindfulness of emotion with a focus on skillful responsiveness to fear. We intend to start with silent meditation followed by a brief dharma talk by Kathleen and then have a group discussion. We will end the morning with guided Metta.

And then a few days later for our evening meeting, we are having our regular sitting and walking week – 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, March 14th

As food for our discussion this week, here are a couple of short talks (16 minutes total) from Gil Fronsdal on what was obviously a rainy day in Redwood City, early in February:

Simplicity – download or stream
Physically aware – download or stream


We meet at BIBS and the schedule is:

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

You are welcome to come for all or part of the evening. Please tread softly when entering during a sitting period…