Sangha News 11/14/22

The current series of Thursday night talks are exploring topics related to meditation in more detail, starting with the approaches recommended for developing mindfulness. The talks for the next couple of months will be based on the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on the foundations of mindfulness. In that discourse the Buddha gave a clear description… Continue reading Sangha News 11/14/22

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“Anyone who practices mindfulness knows that there are forces in the mind that can make it difficult to be mindful. Rather than reacting to these difficulties as somehow being “bad” or as “distractions,” it is important to investigate them. It is easier to find freedom from something when we know it thoroughly.”  ~ Gil Fronsdal Hindrances… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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Sangha News 10/31/22

Please note the upcoming changes to the in-person meetings:  The Saturday morning in-person meditation is cancelled on 11/12/22.  It will resume the following week on 11/19/22 and will transition to meeting indoors at that time. The Wednesday morning in-person meditation will take place in the sanctuary on 11/2 and 11/9. Access the sanctuary through the front doors of… Continue reading Sangha News 10/31/22

Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Becoming aware of the hindrances and learning how to work with them skillfully is an important part of meditation and mindfulness in daily life. Jack Kornfield discusses the hindrances and ways to work with them that don’t foster more aversion in this article: Obstacles are Part of the Path. Gil Fronsdal has a good resource on… Continue reading Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

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“Our society is masterful at perpetuating the ruse: ‘‘Buy this, look like that, eat that, act like this, own that . . . and you too can be happy.’’ There is no problem with enjoying pleasant experiences, and to practice does not mean to dismiss them. But they don’t really satisfy the heart, do they?” … Continue reading Quote for the Week

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Sangha News 10/17/22

The current series of Thursday night talks are exploring topics related to meditation in more detail, starting with the approaches recommended for developing mindfulness. The talks for the next couple of months will be based on the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on the foundations of mindfulness. In that discourse the Buddha gave a clear description… Continue reading Sangha News 10/17/22

Updated Resources for Meditaton and Support

This article explains how the hindrances can block clear seeing and describes ways to recognize and work with hindrances when they arise.  Hindrances to Clear Seeing Here are a number of practical resources to explore one of the most common of hindrances: anger.  Resources: Awakening with Anger A number of well-known meditation, mindfulness, and yoga… Continue reading Updated Resources for Meditaton and Support

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“Anyone who practices mindfulness knows that there are forces in the mind that can make it difficult to be mindful. Rather than reacting to these difficulties as somehow being “bad” or as “distractions,” it is important to investigate them. It is easier to find freedom from something when we know it thoroughly.” ~ Gil Fronsdal … Continue reading Quote for the Week

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