Tentative upcoming Sangha meeting topics April-July 2022 (subject to change)

DateCommentFacilitatorTopic
Apr 17BeeLonger meditation
Apr 24Earth Day 4/22JonHonoring Earth Day
May 1David5 MT
May 8Mother’s DayBee + 1
May 15DOMNO REGULAR MEETINGCarolino Open Space Area
May 22VesakDavidMaybe read on night of awakening from Old Path, White Clouds
May 29Memorial DayNO MEETING
Jun 5JonVideo – A Cloud Never Dies
Jun 12Ruth & Theresa“Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet” thru p. 78
Jun 19JonLonger meditation, talk about breathing, sitting & walking meditation
Jun 26Bee14 MT
Jul 3Dalai Lama BDay July 6DavidDalai Lama “Beyond Religion”
Jul 10Bee5 MT
Jul 17JonLoving Kindness & Tonglen practice
Jul 24David & KenGatha Writing
Jul 31JonLonger meditation

Day of Mindfulness (DOM) planned for Sunday May 15, 2022

in the Zen Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Carolino Open Space Upper Area

(Rain or shine: there is a covered meeting space)

Sponsored by the Quiet Mind Sangha

Please join us for an outdoor Day of Mindfulness (DOM) in a beautiful spot off of Highway 14 south of Tijeras. 

We will bring our own lunches, plus plenty of our own water and drinks. You can optionally also bring individually prepackaged items to share if desired. Also bring a hat, sunscreen, jacket, water, cup, cushion, blanket, beach towel, or yoga mat. 

Directions: The Carolino Open Space is about a 30-minute drive East then South from central Albuquerque. From I-40, take exit 175 (Tijeras exit) south on Highway 337 (South 14). Proceed 9.3 miles and look for a sign to the Carolino Canyon Open Space on your left. Turn in and proceed to upper meeting area, then park in the lot.   

Here are some of the possible activities for the day:

Singing

Sitting meditation

Walking meditation

Lunch

Sharing some favorite readings (bring your own)

Writing gathas

Stick exercises

Qi Gong

Guided deep meditation

There is no fee, but there is a suggested donation of $10 to cover the cost of renting the facility.  More information on the Quiet Mind Sangha is available at http://www.quietmindsangha.org

Looking forward to seeing those able to make it then. 

A downloadable and printable flyer is attached below.

With metta,

🙏🏼

Meeting time changed to 4:00-5:30 pm in Winter, 5:00-6:30 pm in Summer

By consensus vote, the Sangha has agreed to change our meeting schedule to Sundays 4:00-5:30 p.m. during the winter and 5:00-6:30 pm during the summer. The changeovers will be at the Spring equinox (March 20, 2022) and the Fall equinox (September 22, 2022 ). Reminders of the meeting time changes will be included in the weekly emails around the times of the changeovers.

Until further notice, we continue to have hybrid meetings, both in person and by Zoom. To get the Zoom logon information, or to get on our weekly email list, you can contact any one of us.

Topics for Upcoming Sangha Meetings

Dear Sangha,

Here is a list of planned topics for upcoming meetings through August. Please join us in person from 5-6:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the Albuquerque Zen Center, 2300 Garfield Ave. SE. We will be conducting hybrid (with Zoom) meetings for the time being, but may phase down the hybrid portion of the meetings to every other week before long. Please contact a Sangha member if you are interested in joining by Zoom. We encourage everyone to connect with a local Sangha in person.

Date Comments Leader(s) Topic (MT = Mindfulness Trainings)

May 30Memorial DayJon & DavidVesak (celebration of birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha)
Jun 6Bee5 MT
Jun 13BrysonSharing the Merit
Jun 20David & KenGathas
Jun 27Jon14 MT
Jul 4OFF (no mtg.)
Jul 11JonDalai Lama’s Birthday July 6th: 85 yo
Jul 18Ruth & BeeHeart Sutra part 1
Jul 25Ruth & BeeHeart Sutra part 2
Aug 1Jon5MT
Aug 8Bryson5 Earth Touchings
Aug 15RuthMioni Odo (Japanese Buddhist artist)
Aug 22BeeWalking & Breathing
Aug 29DavidDeep Relaxation with Sister Chan Kong