Tuesday, May 9th

We are going to work on Right Speech for another week, by the end of which we should be talking pretty…

Here are a few suggestions for how to investigate how, when and why you say the things you do:

Notice what is happening in your body as you speak.

Focus on how you feel emotionally when you speak.

Pay attention to what motivates you to speak. Why do you say what you do?

Be mindful of what you are paying attention to when you speak.  Are you focused on your words? Do you pay attention to the people you’re talking to? How aware of your body are you as you speak?

Keep your attention anchored in your body as you speak. Notice how this affects what you say.

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, April 25th

Next Tuesday we will be bringing our wander down A Path With Heart to an end with the final three chapters.

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 more… and it is more engaging if we all 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, 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.

Tuesday, November 29th

Next Tuesday we will be stepping on down A Path With Heart with the next two chapters:

11: Searching for the Buddha: A Lamp Unto Ourselves
12: Accepting the Cycles of Spiritual Life

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 more engaging if we all 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, August 30th

Next Tuesday we will continue our wander down A Path With Heart with:

Chapter 3: Take the One Seat
Chapter 4: Necessary Healing

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 more… and it is more engaging if we all 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, August 9th

We will be talking about this talk by Joseph Goldstein on No Self.

He calls it a collage and rather than giving a traditionally structured dharma talk, he talks about how he came to realise some of the teachings – the times when the teachings went from boring, academic instructions to something he felt in his bones. I found it to be an interesting window into how an experienced practitioner works with the teachings.

Joseph Goldstein is one of the first wave of western dharma teachers. He helped found IMS with Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg et al.

The schedule is:

6:00 – 6:30 sitting
6:30 – 7:00 walking
7:00 – 7:30 sitting

We meet at BIBS.