Year: 2013

Sutta Study Reflection Theme 6-1-13

The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana By Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro Pages 39 – 52 Sections to be read out loud: The Fire Sermon, p. 44 – 45 Verses of the elder nuns, p. 49

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Generosity as Trustworthy Medicine

Dear Friends, From the Buddha’s point of view, generosity, or dana, is a foundational and essential spiritual practice. Without the enlivening and liberating experience of generosity, our lives remain limited by our self-centered views, fears, and greed. The Buddha understood

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Practitioners of Color Community Group

This on-going group meets bi-weekly on Thursday evenings and is intended as a space for practitioners of color to sit together, and share experiences and influences of the Dharma in our community and in our daily lives.   This group

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Workshop Saturday: Mindfulness and Leadership

In this workshop we will explore mindfulness practice in the context of leadership, considering questions such as: What does it mean to live out our awareness practice as leaders? How does the practice of mindfulness influence the way we understand

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Dharma Flicks: Lars and the Real Girl

Join other spiritual truth seekers for a movie with inspiring dharma themes. Stick around afterward for discussion. We will be showing Lars and The Real Girl, directed by Craig Gillespie on Saturday, April 20th starting at 7 p.m.  No registration

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Sutta Study Reflection Theme 5-4-13

The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana By Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro Pages 1 – 38 Sections to be read out loud: Buddha’s response to Kappa’s question in the Sutta Nipata, p. XVI, Definitions, read sutta

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Sutta Study Reflection Theme 4-6-13

The Middle Length Discourses:  MN 48 The Kosambians Sutta Sections to be read out loud: 1 – 7 Discussion Theme:  In this discourse the Buddha teaches the quarreling monks of Kosambi the “Six memorable qualities that create love and respect

Sutta Study Reflection Theme 3-2-13

The Middle Length Discourses: MN 58 Abhayarajakumara Sutta, To Prince Abhaya Sections to be read out loud: 7 – 8 Discussion Theme: During the next two months we will be directing our practice and study toward better understanding the causes

Sutta Study Reflection Theme 2-2-13

The Middle Length Discourses: MN 29 & 30 The Shorter and Longer Heartwood-simile Discourses Links to Ajahn Thanissaro’s translations: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.029.than.html http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.030.than.html Sections to be read out loud:  “Just as if a man in need of heartwood, seeking heartwood, wandering in

The Experience of Dukkha

Dear Friends, The Buddha pointed to an awakening and freedom that arose out of a deep understanding of dukkha – the experience of stress, dissatisfaction, or suffering. Although the experience of dukkha is unpleasant, understanding dukkha is paradoxically liberating. This

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