Upcoming topics for Sangha meetings in 2022

(Note: MT = Mindfulness Trainings)

DateCommentsLeader(s)Topic
Oct 2BeeBeginning Anew
Oct 9Ruth & TheresaZen & The Art of Saving the Planet part 4
Oct 16Thay’s birthday Oct 11JonCelebrating Thay’s life and teachings
Oct 23DavidThe Four Immeasurables (Brahmaviharas)
Oct 30DOMKiwanis area at Elena Gallegos Open Space
Nov 6Time change for mtgsJon14 MT
Nov 13DavidWalking and longer (guided?) meditation
Nov 20JonTaoism and Zen
Nov 27NO MEETING
Dec 4BeeThe Heart Sutra
Dec 11AllBusiness meeting
Dec 18David5 MT
Dec 25NO MEETING

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

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