Free Meditations and Classes March 1, 2013Posted by ebmc in Classes, Community CONNECTIONS, Community DHARMA, Community EVENTS, Dharma Resources, General Resources, Sitting groups & Support groups.
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Free Meditations and Classes (March 18-21, 7-8:30 PM)
In order to bring more people the benefits of meditation and Tibetan Yoga, the Institute will be offering a series of free classes or meditation sessions. These sessions are free and are open to all.
Spring: Meditation and Healing March 18-21, 7-8:30 PM
Many health benefits come from regular meditation practice. This series of free classes focuses on meditations that balance the emotions and stimulate natural healing. Classes will be primarily experiential and are open to all.
Monday, March 18, 7-8:30 PM:Healing the Heart: Meditations on Love with Olivia Hurd
Tuesday, March 19, 7-8:30 PM: Healing Pain with Santosh Philip
Wednesday, March 20, 7-8:30 PM: Movement as Meditation with Jack van der Meulen
Thursday, March 21, 7-8:30 PM: Meditation and Healing with Hugh Joswick
Free March Talks: The Human Condition, March 3 – 31
When we look at our lives and the lives of others, we may not know whether to laugh or cry. There is so much beauty, goodness, and potential. But, suffering, harm, and greed are also there, like weeds threatening to overtake a delightful garden.
March talks explore the human condition through the lens of Nyingma Institute teachings. In the first two Sundays of March, we examine how pain and knowledge arise with the goal of penetrating needless patterns of suffering. Then, on the eve of spring, Donna Morton describes how our nutritional needs change with the seasons and what vegetarian foods are good spring choices. Sylvia Gretchen then reflects on rebirth, death, and the process of dreaming, gently drawing attention to Buddhist teachings on consciousness as a fearless path of liberation. On the final Sunday in March, Mark Henderson discusses causality and karma in a talk on the Buddhist “Wheel of Life.”
Sunday, March 3, 6-7 PM
Tom Morse on “Penetrating the Dynamic of Pain.” 6-7 PM
The feeling of pain or suffering does not arise in isolation, but is part of a larger dynamic and rhythm within our experience. In this talk, Nyingma Institute instructor Tom Morse leads participants in an experiential analysis of pain utilizing exercises from the Time, Space, and Knowledge vision. With insight into the flowing rhythms that give rise to pain, we can take steps to interrupt the process, easing the resultant suffering.
Sunday, March 10, 6-7 PM
Ken McKeon on “Unexpected Knowledge.”
“Before concepts and ideas, projections and reactions, knowledge is available in the sound of sound, the voice of the voice, the inquiry of the inquiry, the mind of mind.” Tarthang Tulku, Visions of Knowledge.
The premise that knowledge is ‘already’ there, within senses and mind changes the nature of how and where we look for knowledge. Time, Space, and Knowledge instructor Ken McKeon will point out how to discover knowledge in unexpected ways and places. And show how this kind of knowledge can bring creativity and kindness more fully into our lives.
Sunday, March 17, 6-7 PM
Donna Morton on “‘The Healthy Vegetarian: Nourishing Foods of the Season: Spring.”
As the seasons change, nutritional needs shift. In this talk, nutritional consultant and Nyingma Institute instructor Donna Morton will give tips on healthy vegetarian foods that the body needs to thrive this spring.
Sunday, March 24, 6-7 PM
Sylvia Gretchen on “Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Dreaming.”
“The ability of mind to sustain both waking reality and the very different reality of dreams only hints at its remarkable power. From a Buddhist perspective, mind is the foundation for both samsara and nirvana, the soil in which karma and the positive qualities of the human spirit can take root.” Tarthang Tulku, Mind Over Matter.
This talk is about consciousness, the deeper levels of mind that weave throughout waking and dreaming and all states of being. We chart teachings on how consciousness changes from moment to moment and life to life. Reflecting on death (what ends?) and rebirth (what endures?) and dream (what happens?), can inspire compassion and a fearless, open-minded curiosity.
Sunday, March 31, 6-7 PM
Mark Henderson on “The Wheel of Life.”
The Buddha taught that our destiny is not determined by fate, but by causality. To illustrate this teaching he described existence as an ever-turning wheel. Propelled by positive or negative actions living beings move to more or less favorable states of existence. Nyingma Institute instructor Mark Henderson will introduce the wheel of life as depicted in Tibetan art and will discuss this key teaching on causality, its inner and outer architecture, and how deeper inquiry and understanding lead to freedom
Learn more at nyingmainstitute.org
Mindfulness Materials in Spanish April 20, 2011Posted by ebmc in Community DHARMA, Dharma Resources.
In looking for material in Spanish on mindfulness, I found several works of Jon Kabat-Zinn that have been translated to Spanish. “La Practica de la atencion Plena” y”El Poder de la atencion” are just two. They are part of the website http://www.mindulnesseds.com/lamguages/spanish.html
I suspect that you have discovered these or something like them since jan. 2011
Bill Kramer (email@example.com)
Bright Dawn: Institute for American Buddhism Lay Ministry Program December 31, 2010Posted by ebmc in Classes, Community DHARMA, Community EVENTS, Dharma Resources.
Would you like to take your individual spiritual growth to the next level? Would you like to be a part of the emerging history of Buddhism in America? Check out our Lay Ministry non-residential, year and a half study program. Join fellow students from across the country in weekly Sunday evening small group teleconference sessions discussing written reports on assigned readings. No financial tuition required. Sweat equity and sincere commitment necessary.
Audio files of silence bookended with gongs for meditation December 15, 2008Posted by ebmc in Dharma Resources.
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For those of you who were in Charlie’s Beginning Meditation Monday eve classes, I had mentioned a web site where you can download audio files that consist of various lengths of silence as an aid to meditation practice. A bell is rung once at the start and three times at the end.
Here is a link: