Learn To Meditate

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Wednesday
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Meditation instruction, discussion and practice
Instructor: Andrea, Emma, Erin, Carlos 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)

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Saturday

7pm.-8:30pm

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 or other Buddhist 12 Step recovery books are used as a text.  We close with a lovingkindness practice.  

No dues or fees; no need to pre-register.

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.

For more info contact:

Sue Noble
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Sunday Morning Chanting - suspended until further notice
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.

 

Classes 

 

 

 

Introduction to the Four Immeasurables

with

Adam Stonebraker

 

Loving-kindness and compassion, supported by sympathetic joy and equanimity, are qualities that the Buddha enthusiastically encouraged his followers to cultivate. Commonly known as the Four Immeasurables or the Four Boundless Attitudes in Buddhist texts, these teachings offer us a skillful means in which to approach our life and relationships by placing our concern on other beings, rather than ourselves. This creates a much broader view where our selfish attitudes subside and our love for the world grows. In this course, one Immeasurable will be focused on per week. In our 75 minutes together, there will be time for a teaching, questions/discussion, and a meditation practice. 


Thursday evenings in January (1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28)

7:00pm-8:15pm

Held on Zoom


Register in advance for this meeting:

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This Precious Human Life: Daylong Retreat

 with

Adam Stonebraker

In certain schools of Buddhism, one of the first things given to new students is a series of contemplations called, “The Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind Toward the Dharma,” the first of which is the consideration of the preciousness of being incarnated as a human being. As we face life's ups and downs and uncertainties, this sense of preciousness can get lost and we can easily succumb to a limited view of our current condition. 

During this daylong retreat, we will re-examine our lives through meditation (sitting and walking), contemplation, and Dharma reflections and leave with a renewed sense of the incredible opportunities this life offers. 

 

Saturday, January 23rd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.


Held on Zoom


Register in advance for this meeting:

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Adam Stonebraker discovered and began practicing Yoga and Meditation in 1999, and has been teaching to diverse audiences both locally and internationally since 2010. Adam draws his inspiration from his extensive training in Yin Yoga and his long-time training in Buddhist meditation.  Adam’s primary objective is to lead people into an understanding of their own uniqueness in both mind and body, and to trust their own inner wisdom. It is here that each person’s individual’s journey unfolds.  Adam has had the privilege to study closely with Sarah & Ty Powers, Joe Barnett, Paul & Suzee Grilley, Mary Ezraty, Kittisaro & Thanissara, and Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche.In May of 2019, Adam earned an MA in the unique and highly regarded Mindfulness Studies Program at Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts.  


There is no charge for these classes; rather you are invited to express your gratitude with a freely offered donation to Adam. Information on how to donate will be provided.