Showing posts from March, 2018

Join our next Saturday Study on "The Four Noble Truths" - April 21, 2018

We're excited to begin our new Saturday Study series  on The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Saturday Study meetings occur on the 3rd Saturday of every month after our regular 9am meditation. Each Saturday Study meeting will start around 10:15am and last about 45 minutes. Our next Saturday Study is on April 21, 2018. Before coming, please listen to the 45-minute dharma talk, "The Four Noble Truths (Part 7)" by American Buddhist teacher, Upasaka Culadasa  here . We'll delve into The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path over several months. We welcome your participation at any point but you may develop a richer understanding if you are able to attend consistently over time. Want complete details on Saturday Study? Read  here .  Looking for Saturday Study support? Join our Saturday Study facebook group . This is a "closed group" which simply means you need to request to join through the facebook app or by emailing us your facebook

Insight Meditation Retreat in Columbia, MO - April 6-8, 2018

The Show Me Dharma Sangha of Columbia, MO will sponsor an Insight Meditation weekend retreat, April 6-8, 2018, with Carol Blotter on the topic of Dependent Origination. Retreat Description What makes me tick? Why do I keep getting caught up in behaviors that create so much suffering? Who am I really? If there is no self, who is suffering?  If you have wondered about these or other questions around how to break the patterns that cause suffering, then consider joining Show Me Dharma for the upcoming retreat on Dependent Origination (also known as the Law of Conditionality). This important teaching explains the creation of suffering as a looping chain of events that perpetuates craving and the illusion of a self. During this weekend retreat, we will discern how this dependently originated cycle occurs and how we get stuck in perpetuating the sense of unsatisfactoriness and the illusion of an independent permanent self. We'll also explore two ways to break the cy

Go Deeper with Buddhism through Saturday Study - starts March 17, 2018

Ozarks Dharma Community is happy to announce a new Saturday Study, every third Saturday of the month starting March 17, 2018. Led by ODC Facilitators, Saturday Study will explore the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path. What are the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path? The Buddha taught about “dukkha”, an ancient Indian word frequently translated as suffering. However, dukkha can also be translated as stress, unsatisfactory, unease, out-of-joint, out-of-synch, etc. The Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths that: dukkha occurs; dukkha is caused by craving, which arises out of ignorance, attachment and aversion; dukkha ceases; and we can cultivate an Eightfold Path that leads to the cessation of dukkha. That path entails a practice by which we can learn to pay attention to and become skillful in eight inter-related domains of our behavior: views, intention, speech, conduct, livelihood, effort, concentration, and mindfulness. How does Saturday Study work? In S

Retreat in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, St. Louis Mar 24-25, 2018

Practice with senior dharma teachers in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh at the Maria Center in St. Louis, March 24-25, 2018. The theme is "Practicing Mindfulness in Time of Uncertainty" and is a chance to nourish peace and joy and experience real transformation and healing. Read more and register at the sponsoring sangha's website, Midwest Moon Sangha .