Saturday, April 15, 2017

Second Saturdays: Minfulness of Feelings



Whether you are beginning or deepening a daily meditation practice, you are welcome to join us over the next several months as we study Gil Fronsdal's course, "Introduction to Meditation."

Note: A previous notice announced a change of date due to the temple's schedule. However, that date has been revised, and we are now able to meet for our next Second Saturday meeting at our regular time, Saturday, May 13, 2017, after our regular time of sitting meditation. We apologize for the confusion. 


You are welcome to participate in whatever ways best fit your needs and schedule. This month, our discussion and practices will be based on Gil Fronsdal's teachings on "Mindfulness of Feelings."
  • Use the Practice Instructions (HERE) for support on meditating daily, integrating practices into your daily routine, and/or reflecting on your experiences.

There is also an online classroom available, if you are unable to join us in person or enjoy interacting with others online. You can email us for more information or to request to join the online classroom.

Our goal for Second Saturdays is to provide a consistent place for us to discuss teachings, ask questions, and try strategies that help strengthen our daily practices. We look forward to practicing together!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Second Saturdays: Mindfulness of the Body


Whether you are beginning or deepening a daily meditation practice, you are welcome to join us over the next several months as we study Gil Fronsdal's course, "Introduction to Meditation."

Our next Second Saturday meeting is April 8, 2017, after our regular time of sitting meditation. You are welcome to participate in whatever ways best fit your needs and schedule. This month, our discussion and practices will be based on Gil Fronsdal's teachings on "Mindfulness of the Body."

  • Listen to or read the transcript (HERE) of Gil's talk.
  • Use the Practice Instructions (HERE) for support on meditating daily, integrating practices into your daily routine, and/or reflecting on your experiences.

There is also an online classroom available, if you are unable to join us in person or enjoy interacting with others online. You can email us for more information or to request to join the online classroom.

Our goal for Second Saturdays is to provide a consistent place for us to discuss teachings, ask questions, and try strategies that help strengthen our daily practices. We look forward to practicing together!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dhammapada Resources


Several people have asked about the Dhammapada readings at our Saturday morning meditation sessions.

You can learn more about the translation by Gil Fronsdal, including free audio readings and links to where you can purchase the book, at Insight Meditation Center (HERE).

You can find two translations, by Buddharakkhita and Thanissaro, at Access to Insight (HERE).

Another translation, by Daw Mya Tin, includes summaries of traditional stories associated with the Dhammapada verses, "generally believed [to be] written by Buddhaghosa (5th century A.D.)" (HERE).  

Finally, Ajahn Munindo has offered a translation, A Dhammapada for Contemplation (HERE), as well as two collections of reflections on verses from the Dhammapada (vol 1, vol 2).