Sangha News 2/20/24

Thursday evening Info: After the 7:00 pm online meditation on Thursday, 2/22/24, Chris will give a talk that will discuss the Buddha’s teachings on the ways we construct our sense of self, and how that’s related to our incessant mental chatter, and to dependent origination, the Buddha’s main teaching on causes and conditions, and clinging… Continue reading Sangha News 2/20/24

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What dependent origination actu­ally describes is a vision of life or an un­derstanding in which we see the way everything is interconnected—that there is nothing separate, nothing standing alone. Everything effects everything else. We are part of this sys­tem. We are part of this process of de­pendent origination—causal relation­ships effected by everything that happens around… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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Meditation Support Group Meets at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center 2/15

We’ll continue our monthly mindfulness meditation support group meeting at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 West Deschutes Avenue, Kennewick. The meeting will be on Thursday, 2/15/2024. The sessions, which are held on the third Thursday of each month, are meant for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their caregivers. If you have a serious illness other than cancer, or are a caregiver for someone who is… Continue reading Meditation Support Group Meets at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center 2/15

Sangha News 2/6/24

Thursday evening Info: After the 7:00 pm online meditation on Thursday, 2/8/24, Chris will give a talk that will discuss the roles that we play in life, as parent, child, spouse, employee, and others, as well as the views that we hold about the way life should be. We tend to identify strongly with our… Continue reading Sangha News 2/6/24

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The development of a mask or persona based on our activities and roles is a natural way the ego tries to protect and enhance itself. Yet unless we wake up from our identification with the mask, we are unable to discover the truth and wholeness of what we are. Behind the Mask ~ Tara Brach

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Sangha News 1/23/24

Thursday evening Info: This week, during the Thursday night online meeting (1/25), Chris will give a talk on aspects of our body and mind that we tend to identify as “I, me, or mine”, and how that identification doesn’t serve us. The following week (2/1) we’ll have a discussion after meditation on those areas of… Continue reading Sangha News 1/23/24