HEART OF MEDITATION: COMPASSION AND LOVINGKINDNESS
Discover how to awaken an inner happiness which in turn connects us to all of life and engenders compassion. Metta, loving-kindness, is not an intellectual concept but an energy that is present in our hearts and minds. Metta practice can serve as a path of liberation from our egos and our worries; in fact, 2,500 years ago, the Buddha taught metta meditation as an antidote for fear. We will practice sending metta to ourselves, family, friends, neutral persons and those with whom we feel enmity.
We provide chairs and meditation cushions; try to avoid eating for an hour before class. No particular belief system required, just a desire to find the clarity and peace that meditation can bring.
Instructor: Sue Noble
Location: Dharma Center of Cincinnati
Thursdays, October 19-November 9, 4 weeks, 7–8:30 pm
Registration required through UC's Communiversity:
To Register: https://webapps2.uc.edu/ce/Communiversity/Workshops/Details/9166 Or call 513-556-6932-press 2, 8-5 Monday - Friday
Learn To Meditate
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Meditation instruction, discussion and practice
Instructor: Kathleen, Erin or Sue
Cost: Free; donations are welcome
Please join us for Wednesday evenings. The format is informal with meditation instruction, meditation, and discussion. The discussion segment will be a time for questions and answers as well as teaching and dialogue on various topics pertinent to meditation. Whether you are a one-time visitor, an occasional participant or regularly attend these evenings, we hope you will find them helpful. There is no cost but donations are most welcomed.
Buddhist 12 Step Group (B 12)
The Buddhist 12 Step Study Group (B12) explores how Buddhism and 12 Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous ( NA, etc), can benefit and nurture each other. Both practices begin with the acknowledgement of suffering, the realization that suffering arises from craving, and that there is a solution. The path of the 12 Steps and the Noble Eightfold Path travel through remarkably similar territory and have much to offer each other.
We meet every Saturday from 7:00-8:30 pm. Following a brief welcoming discussion and introduction period, there is a 20 minute guided meditation followed by a 30 minute discussion centered around a step. Kevin Griffin’s One Breath At A Time is used as a text in addition to traditional recovery books. We close with a lovingkindness practice.
No meditation experience or particular faith or spiritual practice is required. Neither is membership in a twelve step program. We are simply people exploring the path out of the suffering brought about by craving and clinging in whatever form it arises.
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Sunday Morning Chanting
9:00 - 9:30am
Chants include The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels, The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas, and The King of Prayers.