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

Meetings resume in person at AZC

We’re happy to say that now we’re resuming in-person meetings at the Albuquerque Zen Center, 2300 Garfield Ave. SE, on Sundays from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Please join us. We’re also offering a Zoom (hybrid) option for these meetings, so those who prefer can still attend remotely, using the same link information used for previous Zoom-only meetings.

Upcoming Sangha meetings

Here’s a tentative list of topics for upcoming meetings (subject to modification). Please feel free to join us by Zoom, or (if a hybrid meeting) in person at the Albuquerque Zen Center. Please contact us if you’d like to be added to the weekly email announcements list.

Meeting dateLeaderTopicType of meeting
Nov 8David8 Realizations of Great BeingsZoom only
Nov 15Ruth5 Mindfulness TrainingsHybrid
Nov 22BeeGratitudeHybrid

Meeting by Zoom on June 28

Dear Thay, dear Sangha, dear friends,

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. — Thay


Please join the Rainbow Sangha this coming Sunday on Zoom from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

We are fortunate to have Vanessa leading on the topic of “Taking Refuge in the Present: Using Mindfulness to Cope with COVID19”. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all our lives and caused anxiety for many. Vanessa will talk about how to use our core practice of mindfulness of the present moment to maintain equanimity. 

For information on how to join the Zoom meeting, please contact any member of the Sangha.

We will be making a decision week by week whether to meet by Zoom or in person, depending on such factors as the preferences of the leader, the weather, and the wishes of the Sangha. If you are on our mailing list we will keep you informed via these weekly e-mails. 

Looking forward to seeing you there,
With metta,
Jon

In-person meeting at AZC June 21, with precautions

Dear Thay, dear Sangha, dear Friends,

If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence. — Thay

Please join us this Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for an in-person meeting outdoors on the grounds of the Albuquerque Zen Center (AZC), 2300 Garfield Ave. SE. 


As antiviral precautions we will be wearing masks, maintaining distance, using hand sanitizer, and wiping down surfaces. We will have one bathroom available for use, with suitable precautions that will be described at the meeting. 

We are fortunate to have Bryson leading us. There will be a 20-minute seated meditation, possibly some walking meditation, and she will give a dharma talk on Thay’s explanation of the First Mindfulness Training (reverence for life) from his book For a Future to be Possible. This will be followed by dharma sharing. I hope to see you there!