Tuesday, April 2nd

On Tuesday our next meeting is the beginning of the month “Back to Basics” night and we will be starting an exploration of Concentration.

Gil offered a series of talks this year that can guide our exploration and discussion. We’ll start with the first talk and can decide how to pace the others.

You also may want to access the many teachings online outlining the interplay of mindfulness and concentration. And, of course, bring your own experience and insights!

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

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

 

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Tuesday, March 26th

Next Tuesday is our book discussion and we will be discussing the first two talks in the Practicing Dharma section of Being Dharma by Ajahn Chah. These talks are The Path to Peace and Morality Brings Happiness.

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…

Saturday March 2nd, and Tuesday, March 5th

On Saturday morning we have our regular half-day of sitting and walking meditation from 9:00 to 12:30.

And then, on Tuesday our next meeting is the beginning of the month “Back to Basics” night and we will be discussing Reflections On Non-Self, a talk by Joseph Goldstein that you can download or listen to. [Note that this talk starts with a minute or so of silence.]

Joseph describes this talk as ‘something of a collage of reflections and practices that might help us, even briefly, to actually touch into the realization of non-self’.

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

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

 

Saturday February 2nd, and Tuesday, February 5th

On Saturday morning we have our regular half-day of sitting and walking meditation from 9:00 to 12:30.

And then, on Tuesday our next meeting is the beginning of the month “Back to Basics” night. I would like to offer the following talk for discussion and invite you to bring your own thoughts, reflections and questions about mindfulness and thinking.

I also thought that this talk touched on our discussion of “What is Dharma?” It also seems like a wonderful starting point for consideration as we look forward to a spring retreat.

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

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

 

Tuesday, January 29th and Saturday February 2nd

On Tuesday we will begin our discussion of Being Dharma with the Introduction and Chapter 1 Hearing Dharma.

And then on Saturday morning we have our regular half-day of sitting and walking meditation from 9:00 to 12:30.

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

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.