Immersion in the beauty and mystery of sound and music can unguard the heart, energize awareness, and open us to subtle dimensions of being. For this reason meditation with sounds is an ancient practice found in many contemplative traditions.
We will practice deep receptivity and embodied resonance with soundscapes live - blended by Jogen - as well as with our own voice through seed syllable toning.
This is a new offering for Sunday evenings before regular sitting. It is an ongoing, drop-in, free/by donation class taught primarily by Jomon. We will begin with the topic "The Buddha's Teachings on Mindfulness" for at least five sessions. New topics will be introduced from time to time.
This is an ongoing, informal discussion group so you may join at any time. You are invited no matter what your involvement; we only ask that you have interest and curiosity. We have a chance to talk about what we are doing, consider what else we might like to do, and share our experiences.
This dharma talk by Larry Ward addresses America's legacy of racial promise and dysfunction from a unique, relevant, and powerful perspective based on Buddhist psychology. This talk will explore the depth of conditioning within our collective dispositions and the path to their healing and transformation.
The talk will begin with a guided meditation led by Peggy Rowe-Ward.
Larry and Peggy, dharma teachers in the Thich Nhat Hahn tradition, are leaders of The Lotus Institute in Southern California.
This ongoing, informal discussion group will go on hiatus after this June meeting. You are invited no matter what your involvement; we only ask that you have interest and curiosity. We have a chance to talk about what we are doing, consider what else we might like to do, and share our experiences.