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It is helpful to appreciate that empathy, caring, attention, and wisdom occur not only because we consciously decide to have them occur, but also because conditions are in place to activate them. When we practice the Dharma we create the conditions for our best qualities to function.  The Dharma and the Path of Harmlessness ~ Gil… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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Sangha News 5/21/24

Thursday evening Info: The Thursday night talks explore topics related to meditation, with the current focus on exploring the role of core values, intention, and purpose in our lives. After the 7:00 pm online meditation on Thursday, 5/30/24, Chris will give a talk on identifying our core values in life and living with the intention… Continue reading Sangha News 5/21/24

Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Phillip Moffitt is well known for his work in helping practitioners to identify their core values and to live with intention, seeking to express their core values in each moment. You can find a page describing his approach to core values and some additional resources here: Core Values and Essential Intentions

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In Buddhist psychology, your path to well-being begins with understanding the values and intentions you want to live by. ~ Phillip Moffitt Core Values and Essential Intentions

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Sangha News 5/14/24

Thursday evening Info: On Thursday evenings online meditation on the next couple weeks, 5/16/2 & 5/23/24, there is a talk and discussion and sharing following meditation. Meditation is from 7:00 until 7:30 pm, with the talk and/or discussion ending at about 8:30 pm. The Thursday night talks explore topics related to meditation, with the current… Continue reading Sangha News 5/14/24

Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

Joanna Macy turned 95 on May 2nd, and she’s still active and loving the world. Her synthesis of Buddhist practice, love for the world, systems thinking, and environmental activism has been a major influence on many people, including Thich Nhat Hanh, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and the Dalai Lama. The Sounds True Foundation is sponsoring a… Continue reading Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

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Joanna Macy

Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world. The web of life is calling us forth at this time. We’ve come a long way and are here to play our part. With Active Hope we realize that there are adventures in store,… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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Meditation Support Group at Tri-Cities Cancer Center 5/16

We’ll continue our monthly mindfulness meditation support group meeting at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 West Deschutes Avenue, Kennewick. The next meeting will be Thursday, 5/16/2024. The sessions, which are held on the third Thursday of each month, are meant for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their caregivers. The session will begin at 12:00 pm at the Cancer Center in the Fireside Room. If you have a… Continue reading Meditation Support Group at Tri-Cities Cancer Center 5/16

Upcoming Meditation Retreat & Talk With Keri Pederson

Registration is still open for a daylong mindfulness meditation retreat on Saturday, June 8 with Keri Pederson. A graduate of the IMS/Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program, Keri is a meditation teacher at Seattle Insight Meditation Society. The retreat will be held from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm at All Saints Episcopal Church in Richland. The… Continue reading Upcoming Meditation Retreat & Talk With Keri Pederson

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Sangha News 4/30/24

Thursday evening Info: After the 7:00 pm online meditation on Thursday, 5/2/24, Chris will give a talk on natural awareness practice and the Buddha’s teachings on awakening. In the practice of natural awareness we let go of much of the effort of doing, e.g., working to follow the breath or listen to sound, and explore… Continue reading Sangha News 4/30/24