Year: 2012

Sutta Study Reflection Theme 1-5-2013

The Middle Length Discourses:   MN 148 The Six Sets of Six, Chachakka Sutta Pages 1129 – 1136 To be read out loud: sections 1, 2, 16, 28, 34, 40, and 41 Discussion Theme: In this sutta the Buddha states,

Sutta Study Reflection Theme – 12-1-2012

The Middle Length Discourses:  MN 143 Advice to Anathapindika, Anathapindikovada Sutta Pages 1109 – 1113 To be read out loud: sections 4 – 15 Discussion Theme: In this sutta, the generous lay disciple Anathapindika asks Sariputta to visit him as

Poem by Rilke

Thanks to Kaia Svien for sharing this little gem with us… Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you

Sutta Study Reflection Theme 11-3-2012

The Middle Length Discourses:  MN 141 The Exposition of the Truths, Saccavibhanga Sutta Pages 1097 – 1101 Sections to be read out loud:  20-31 Discussion Theme: I find it useful to reflect on the following statement where the Buddha states

Feeding the Retreatants

It is an ancient Buddhist tradition for the community to support those doing intensive retreat practice.  One way to support the retreatants is by providing food in the form of cooking, baking or donating groceries.  If you would like to

Workshop: The Four Noble Truths-The Buddha’s First Teaching

There is still room in Saturday’s workshop with Rita Gross, The Four Noble Truths- The Buddha’s First Teaching. Please contact the center if you are interested in participating in this workshop with Rita who is an internationally known feminist scholar-practitioner.

The Conditional Nature of our Intentions and Actions

Dear Friends, Through his practice, the Buddha awakened to the conditional nature of the mind and all experience. Taking up the Buddha’s insight powerfully undermines the mind’s tendency to grasp and struggle with experience. Both wisdom and ignorance arise due

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Editor’s Note: this is the piece that was read at the Festival of Giving on September 8.  Many thanks to Victoria Woolley for sharing this story. When I moved into my Seward neighborhood home there was an old but serviceable cedar

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Sutta Study Reflection Theme 10-6-2012

Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, MN 140, Dhatuvibhanga Sutta – The Exposition of the Elements Sections to read out loud: 20 -32 on pages 1092 – 1095 Practice Theme: This sutta is an example of the Buddha instructing someone


Editor’s Note: The following is the last in a series of posts by Nora Murphy about the “10 paramis,” or qualities of heart-mind. With these posts, she’ll take an informal, personal approach to each of the paramis, in an effort

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