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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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

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

Sangha News: 1/9/23

Thursday evening Info: After the 7:00 pm online meditation on Thursday, 1/11/24, Chris will give a talk that will introduce the Buddha’s ideas on the nature of the self and talk about why the Buddha thought that a wise understanding of who and what we are is critical for easing the suffering and discomfort we… Continue reading Sangha News: 1/9/23

Sangha News: 12/26/23

Thursday evening Info: After the 7:00 pm online meditations on Thursday, 12/28 and 1/4/24, there will be brief discussions on uncertainty and the lack of control we experience due to impermanence. On Thursday 1/11/24, Chris will give a talk on the nature of the self and the way we experience it. The Thursday night talks… Continue reading Sangha News: 12/26/23

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Sangha News 12/12/23

Thursday evening Info: The talk after the 7:00 pm online meditation on Thursday, 12/14, will be on uncertainty and the lack of control we experience due to impermanence, and ways to practice with them. This includes the cultivation of Beginner’s Mind, also known as “don’t know mind”, and the practice of attuning to emergence. The… Continue reading Sangha News 12/12/23

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Sangha News 11/28/23

Thursday evening Info: The talk on Thursday, 11/30, after the 7:00 pm online meditation will be on impermanence, its importance, and ways to become more aware of it, including through meditation. The following Thursday, 12/7, there will be an open discussion of our experience of impermanence. The Thursday night talks explore topics related to meditation, with… Continue reading Sangha News 11/28/23

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Sangha News 10/31/23

Thursday evening Info: The current series of Thursday night talks are exploring topics related to meditation in more detail, with the current focus on meditations to help us to open to kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. The talks will be self-contained, and we’ll provide resources for the meditation approaches covered in the talks. Thursday evening, 11/2,… Continue reading Sangha News 10/31/23

Sangha News 10/18/23

Thursday evening Info: The current series of Thursday night talks are exploring topics related to meditation in more detail, with the current focus on meditations to help us to open to kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. The talks will be self-contained, and we’ll provide resources for the meditation approaches covered in the talks (see Updated Resources… Continue reading Sangha News 10/18/23