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Meditation Groups:

  • GROUP MEDITATION: Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm (discussion following until 7 pm)
    Two 20-minute meditations with basic instructions. Fine for both beginners and experienced. Main focus: developing mindfulness of body, feelings and thoughts; learning to observe inner and outer conditions without judgment; cultivating patience and compassion. Followed by discussion, with tea. OK to arrive late or leave early.  Suggested donation of $5, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 
  • TRADITIONAL BUDDHIST MEDITATION:  Every Second and Fourth Saturday of each month, 10 – 12 noon (See our calendar for dates)
    For those interested in exploring traditional Buddhist practices more deeply. Guided meditation and prayers.  Suggested donation of $5, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Programs:

  • BODHIMIND BOOK GROUP:  Every other Tuesday (See our calendar for dates).  The group is currently reading the book: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa.  Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no need to have the book or attend every session (although it is helpful to do so).  Since each discussion is open and free flowing, those attending on a regular or sporadic basis are welcome to take an active or nonactive role in the discussion.

Special Events:

  • Envisioning Our Practice as a Path:  Mondays, January 19th through February 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm 
    What can Buddhist practice comprise besides mindfulness meditation? In what ways have traditional Buddhists framed their visions of practice as a whole-life endeavor?With an aim to deepening our understanding of how to make our own life-practice richer, we will investigate some classical Indian and Tibetan models of Buddhist practice. A guiding question for this study will be: How can traditional portrayals of “stages of the path” help give meaningful shape and direction to our own spiritual intentions?This is a six-week seminar led by David Gardiner and is appropriate both for novices and for experienced students of Buddhism. The powerful classical ideas we’ll work with are easy to grasp, and yet they also contain layers of meanings to be explored.

    • Attending all sessions is recommended but not required
    • Reading packet will be provided for $5
    • No set cost, but a suggested donation of $20 per session
    • Location:  20 Mesa Road
  • Thursday Practice and Class Series with Karen RecktenwaldThursdays, January 29th through March 19th, 5:30-7:30pm  Practice meditation, concentration, and intention to strengthen awareness to respond rather than react. Explore physiological reactions to stress and anger. Transform challenging emotions with practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and forgiveness of self and others. Work together to neurologically change habitual patterns and live in alignment with values, wisdom and balance.
    • Suggested donation of $10 per class
    • Location: 20 Mesa Road

See our Event Calendar for details about all our events. ***

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