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.

 

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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.

 

Saturday January 5th and Tuesday January 8th

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

And then, on Tuesday we will be discussing a talk by Andrea Fella, Aspiration and Intention, that you can find here: download or stream..

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 1st

It’s New Years Day and there is a bumper practice offering to start 2019 and in the fresh new year spirit we will be in a new location – BIBS is moving to 901 N 15th St (corner of 15th and Fort). All of the events will be in the new place.

Starting at 9:00am, the Mahamudra group will be having a half-day sit that ends at 12:30pm.

After a lunch break we will be having a half-day afternoon of sitting and walking, we will finalise the schedule when we have a better idea of what the weather is going to be.

This half-day will end in time for the regular Tuesday evening schedule that starts at 6:00pm. We will be discussing the Four Noble Truths. There are many resources on the web on this subject so please explore and we will share what we find. We will end the evening with the Precepts and Refuges.

There is no meeting on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 18th and New Year

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.

BIBS will be moving to its new location at 901 N 15th St (corner of 15th and Fort) before the end of December and so our first meeting of 2019, which will be on New Years Day, will be an afternoon sit that blends seamlessly into our regular Tuesday schedule. I suspect that the discussion focus will be Right Intention or thereabouts and we will do the refuges and precepts to end the evening. The Mahamudra group are having a half-day sit in the morning so there is a whole day of sitting on offer.

 

 

Saturday December 1st, and Tuesday, December 4th

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

And then, on Tuesday, for our beginners week, we will be discussing a (short – 14 minutes) segment on free will from a recent This American Life that you can listen to at Life is a Coin with One Side.

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

We meet at BIBS – location in the sidebar.

 

Saturday November 3rd and Tuesday, November 6th

This Saturday we have our regular half-day of sitting and walking meditation from 9:00am until 12:30. We usually do 30 minutes of sitting alternating with 30 minutes of walking but that may change if there is an unusual weather event.

Come for some, or come for all…

Next Tuesday we will be discussing a Q&A session with Joseph Goldstein from the 3 month retreat at IMS that you can download or stream. I realise that we’ve been listening to Joseph quite a bit recently and I was hesitant to send this out but I really was encouraged by some of his answers.

And finally, for our next monthly book group we will be reading Being Dharma by Ajahn Chah.

The schedule is:

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

The sitting takes place at BIBS.