Volunteers at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

The Insight Meditation group has supported Buddhist meditation groups at the state prison in Connell, WA since 2003. Those visits were on hold during the height of the pandemic but resumed last year. Currently we have one volunteer visiting the medium-security prison on Monday afternoons and we are seeking additional volunteers to support that effort, especially when… Continue reading Volunteers at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

Sangha News 4/17/23

Thursday evening, 4/20, Chris will give a talk after the 7:30 pm meditation that will look at concentration as a factor of awakening. The following week, 4/27, we’ll have a discussion of the ways in which concentration and focus can be helpful in meditation and daily life. Chapter IX in Bhikkhu Analayo’s book, “Satipatthana Meditation: Practice Guide”… Continue reading Sangha News 4/17/23

Sangha News 4/3/23

This Thursday, 4/6, Chris will give a talk after the 7:30 pm meditation on tranquility as a factor of awakening, and the role that meditation can play in calming the body and mind. The following Thursday, 4/13, there will be a discussion of calm and tranquility in our practice and in our daily lives. Chapter IX… Continue reading Sangha News 4/3/23

Sangha News 3/20/23

**On Saturday, (3/25) the 8:00 a.m. meeting will be held in the multipurpose room at All Saints, on the lower level near the Parish Hall. ** Thursday evening, 3/23/2023, Chris will give a talk on joy and contentment as a factor of awakening after the 7:30 pm meditation. The following Thursday, 3/30, there will be… Continue reading Sangha News 3/20/23

Sangha News: 3/6/23

Thursday, 3/9, there will be a discussion of energy and effort after the 7:30 pm meditation. The following Thursday, 3/16, Heidi will host the 7:30 pm meditation and an open discussion. Chris will return the following Thursday, 3/23, and give a talk on joy and contentment as a factor of awakening. Chapter IX in Bhikkhu Analayo’s book, “Satipatthana… Continue reading Sangha News: 3/6/23

Sangha News 2/20/23

Thursday, 2/23, after the 7:30 pm meditation there will be a discussion of investigation and inquiry in meditation practice and daily life. The following Thursday, 3/2, Chris will give a talk on energy as a factor of awakening, including its aspects of courage and perseverance. Chapter IX in Bhikkhu Analayo’s book, “Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide” would… Continue reading Sangha News 2/20/23

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Sangha News 2/6/23

Thursday, 2/9, we’ll have a discussion of the factors of awakening and mindfulness after the 7:30 pm meditation. The following week, 2/16, Chris will give a talk on investigation or inquiry, one of the factors of awakening that involves exploring our hearts and minds with an affectionate curiosity. Chapter IX in Bhikkhu Analayo’s book, “Satipatthana Meditation: A… Continue reading Sangha News 2/6/23

Sangha News 1/23/22

This Thursday, 1/26/2023, after the 7:30 pm meditation there will be a discussion about the hindrance of doubt and the way that it can impact our meditation practice and our lives. We’ll then be moving on to a new set of topics. The following Thursday, 2/2, Chris will give a talk on the last set… Continue reading Sangha News 1/23/22

Sangha News 1/9/22

Thursday, 1/12, there will be a discussion of restlessness and worry after the 7:30 pm meditation. The following week, Thursday, 1/19, Chris will give a talk on doubt, the last of the hindrances, and often one of the most difficult to respond to. Chapter VIII in Bhikkhu Analayo’s book, “Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide” would be a… Continue reading Sangha News 1/9/22

Sangha News 12/26/22

Thursday, December 29, we’ll have a shortened program, with the normal half-hour meditation at 7:30 and time for a brief exchange of greetings and sharing. The following Thursday, January 5, 2023, we’ll return to our normal program. After the 7:30 pm meditation, Chris will give a talk on the hindrance of restlessness and worry. In some ways, this… Continue reading Sangha News 12/26/22

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