Tuesday, May 28th

Next Tuesday is our book discussion and we will be discussing the next two talks in the Practicing Dharma section of Being Dharma by Ajahn Chah: Lay Practice: Don’t Let The Monkey Burn Down Your House and Monastic Life: Why Do People Ordain?

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…

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Tuesday, May 21st

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.

Tuesday, May 14th

Next Tuesday we will be discussing a talk by James Baraz that you can download or stream.

On the recent retreat James sat with Ven. Analayo, the monastic started out the last day’s teaching saying: “This morning I want to talk about climate change. Though some say this is not an appropriate topic for the Dharma Hall, in my view and in light of the crisis we are facing, there is no more appropriate or necessary topic.” We explore how Dharma principles can help each of us individually hold this unsettling situation as well as why they are the key to us waking up as a species.

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar – and the schedule for the evening is:

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

 

Tuesday, May 7th

On Tuesday our next meeting is the beginning of the month “Back to Basics” night and we will be discussing Faith or Confidence which is one of the The 5 Faculties. Here are a couple of talks to start your exploration…

Gil Fronsdal – download or stream.

Andrea Fella – download or stream.

The schedule for the evening is:

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

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

 

Tuesday, April 30th

Next Tuesday is our book discussion and we will be discussing the next talk in the Practicing Dharma section of Being Dharma by Ajahn Chah. This is a talk on Mindfulness of Breathing with the title Meditation Practice.

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…

Tuesday, April 23rd

Whatever an enemy may do to an enemy,
or haters, one to another,
far worse is the harm
from one’s own wrongly directed mind.

Next Tuesday we will be continuing our exploration of concentration. There are many resources available on this subject so here are a couple of suggestions for places to start you on your way:

Gil Fronsdal offered a series of talks on concentration earlier his year.

Joseph Goldstein offered a couple of talks on concentration as part of his series on the Satipatthana Sutta: What concentration is and why it is important and How to practice.

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar – and the schedule for the evening is:

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