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Mindfulness of Breathing

Would you like to find ways to respond more creatively to the difficulties, and the joys, in life? 

One of the many benefits of meditation is learning to pause and give ourselves the opportunity to respond from a place of wisdom and kindness.  As we become more mindful and aware we can begin to free ourselves from some of our old habits and allow new possibilities to emerge. Our relationship with ourselves and others, and the world around us becomes easier, more appreciative and attentive.

Sangha Nights Online Oct 7 to 28, 7pm to 9pm

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens (attrib to Jimi Hendrix)

Listening can be a powerful tool for connecting and creating a space for transformation. This month a number of Sangha members will explore what listening means to them, what the Buddha and his followers had to say about it, and what makes it helpful and important for us today. 

Oct 7: Beautiful Listening, with Mokshasi

When you listen beautifully the world starts speaking to you in its own voice.

Meditating with Kindness - Online

Even as a mother at the risk of her life, watches over and protects her only child, so with a boundless heart let one cherish all living beings. (From the Metta Sutta)

The metta bhavana, or cultivation of loving kindness, is a powerful meditation practice that teaches us how to bring a friendly, kind, curious attention to ourselves and to other people, and to whatever arises in our experience, softening harsh self-criticism and judgment and bringing a sense of ease and openness to our participation in the world. 

Sangha Nights in February

Our Wednesday Sangha Night Program resumes Feb 6 2019, introducing a new theme for the year - Bringing Everything to the Path.  

How would it be if we could look at everything that happens in our world, including, or perhaps especially, the annoying or difficult things, as tools to help to wake up?  

This year we'll explore this question in many different ways. 

Feb 6: Treasure your Resistances!  With Kulanandi, visiting from Europe

Sangha Nights in December

Traveler, there is no path, the path is made by walking. (Antonio Machado)

The path is you in the process of organizing your mental states in such a way that growth and development take place in a positive direction. (Sangharakshita)

As we approach the end of the year, the winter retreat and the solstice, we will reflect on our practice together and celebrate our intentions as we continue our path. 

Dec 5 and 12: Danadasa will lead these 2 evenings.

Sangha Night

Our Wednesday Sangha Nights are dedicated to supporting anyone wishing to experience and share the benefits of Buddhist practice. This year, more than ever, we are committed to strengthening the connection between personal practice and positive action in the world around us, and providing a welcoming and safe place for all those who want to participate. You are welcome here.

Most evenings are informal and interactive. Meditation is followed by a talk, workshop or group activity on a different theme each month.

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