(Note: MT = Mindfulness Trainings)
|Oct 2||Bee||Beginning Anew|
|Oct 9||Ruth & Theresa||Zen & The Art of Saving the Planet part 4|
|Oct 16||Thay’s birthday Oct 11||Jon||Celebrating Thay’s life and teachings|
|Oct 23||David||The Four Immeasurables (Brahmaviharas)|
|Oct 30||DOM||Kiwanis area at Elena Gallegos Open Space|
|Nov 6||Time change for mtgs||Jon||14 MT|
|Nov 13||David||Walking and longer (guided?) meditation|
|Nov 20||Jon||Taoism and Zen|
|Nov 27||NO MEETING|
|Dec 4||Bee||The Heart Sutra|
|Dec 11||All||Business meeting|
|Dec 18||David||5 MT|
|Dec 25||NO MEETING|
It was a perfect summer Sunday. The breeze whistled and sighed through the pines. The birds called out from near and far. Even the insects delighted in the present moment with us.
I’m sure that most of us showed up that morning hoping for everything to go well, and looking forward to a nice day surrounded by nature. But it wasn’t until a few hours later that most of us truly arrived.
The awkwardness of a new place and new people gave way to appreciation for the beauty and stillness around us. As we practiced sitting and walking meditation, we felt the acceptance of the mountain and forest to our presence. We were not in a strange place at all. We were exactly where we needed to be.
Thanks to David, Bee, and Jon for doing the mindful work necessary for this amazing day – and for ALL that they do. And thanks to everyone who attended and shared in our transformation of sufferings.
I take refuge in the Buddha – the one who shows me the way in this life.
I take refuge in the Dharma – the way of understanding and love.
I take refuge in the Sangha – the community that lives in harmony and awareness.
|Apr 17||Bee||Longer meditation|
|Apr 24||Earth Day 4/22||Jon||Honoring Earth Day|
|May 1||David||5 MT|
|May 8||Mother’s Day||Bee + 1|
|May 15||DOM||NO REGULAR MEETING||Carolino Open Space Area|
|May 22||Vesak||David||Maybe read on night of awakening from Old Path, White Clouds|
|May 29||Memorial Day||NO MEETING|
|Jun 5||Jon||Video – A Cloud Never Dies|
|Jun 12||Ruth & Theresa||“Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet” thru p. 78|
|Jun 19||Jon||Longer meditation, talk about breathing, sitting & walking meditation|
|Jun 26||Bee||14 MT|
|Jul 3||Dalai Lama BDay July 6||David||Dalai Lama “Beyond Religion”|
|Jul 10||Bee||5 MT|
|Jul 17||Jon||Loving Kindness & Tonglen practice|
|Jul 24||David & Ken||Gatha Writing|
|Jul 31||Jon||Longer meditation|