HELLO AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S ONLINE NEWSLETTER!
UPCOMING SUNDAY RETREAT
That which we resist or try to evade is often in the category of our suffering. When we are able to realize that only embracing whatever it is we are feeling brings healing, we are in the profound practice of compassion. In this workshop, we will practice in such a way to realize that right within suffering is the heart of compassion.
We hope you can join us! Register here!
WEEKLY SATURDAY HEALING AND COMPASSION PRACTICE
We’d love to have you join us for Maitri Bhavana Practice this Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 9:00-9:30 am Eastern.
The schedule for our weekly Saturday morning Healing and Compassion Practice sessions is as follows and all practices are open to the public. Email Janet for the link if you’d like to join us!
1st Saturday of the month: Maitri and Compassion Practice
2nd Saturday of the month: Just Like Me Practice
3rd Saturday of the month: Self Compassion Practice
4th/5th Saturday of the month: Tonglen/Maitri Bhavana*
*Maitri Bhavana will always be the last Saturday of the month unless there is a special request for it at another time. If there are five Saturdays, we’ll do Tonglen practice on the fourth Saturday.
FOR ONLINE SANGHA MEMBERS
Coming up this week on the Members’ Calendar:
- Morning Sitting 7:30 am Eastern Monday-Friday.
- Weekly Social Meditation Gathering, Wednesday November 24, 7:30-9:00 pm Eastern. (Open to all! Email Janet for the link!)
- Maitri Bhavana Practice, Saturday, November 27, 2021, 9:00-9:30 am Eastern. Open to all! Email Janet for the link!
- Sunday Morning Curriculum Study Group, Sunday, November 28, 2021, 10-11 am Eastern. We’ll continue exploring the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva with Verse 15 which will be available on the blog later this week!
- Please visit our Online Sangha Members’ Area here (sign in required) to see the calendar with links for the Weekly Online Social Meditation Gatherings, Sunday Morning Curriculum Study Circle, Daily Sangha Sitting Schedule, and upcoming Sadhana of Mahamudra practices, as well as the Videoblog Archive and Weekly Practices and Contemplations from our Sunday Morning Curriculum Study Circle.
NOT A MEMBER YET?
We’d love for you to join us! Monthly online sangha membership is such a beautiful way to support your own and others’ practice, with lots of opportunities to sit together, learn together, and laugh together. Learn more in this video.
Here are some of the benefits of being a member of our Online Sangha:
- Monthly Gathering with Nick
- Customized Curriculum
- Weekly Video Teaching
- Weekly Curriculum Study Group
- Weekly Online Social Meditation
- Weekly Compassion and Healing Practices
- Daily Sangha Sitting Space Practice Sessions
- Members Area on website with :
- Access to Video Blog Archive
- Access to Monthly Group Gathering Archive
- Weekly Practices and Contemplations
- Discount on Nick’s Online Courses
Would you benefit from starting your day with some meditation practice, or from sitting with others? Or just being in community with others who are working with their hearts and minds and asking the big questions about the nature of reality? Join us!
Here, online sangha member, Steven, shares what our morning sitting practice means to him:
MEDITATION AND WELLNESS COACHING
Here is a video with more information about meditation coaching and how it can help you learn which mindfulness and awareness techniques can best help you navigate your life, unlock obstacles, and grow in your potential in all areas of your life! How might this optimize your wellbeing?!
I’d love to explore your meditation practice with you and support you in your growth! Book a session here.
From this Sunday morning’s online sangha exploration of Practice 14 of The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Returning Praise for Slander
What arises for you when you reflect on this? How might you respond in a way that transforms the aggression rather than adding to it? Do you find yourself getting defensive in the face of aggression? What might be underneath that defensiveness?
And, last but not least, an invitation to take with you into the rest of your day (and beyond!)…
What do you notice when you pause in this way? What, if anything, changes when you are able to do this each time your phone rings?
Until next time, wishing you a wonder-full week!