HELLO! WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S ONLINE NEWSLETTER!
UPCOMING SUNDAY WORKSHOP
“In this workshop we’ll explore how precision in our practice can help us determine and then truly attend to that which matters most to us and also actually be more gentle with ourselves in our practice and our daily lives.”
We hope you can join us! Register here. Questions about the workshop? Contact us!
SATURDAY WEEKLY HEALING AND COMPASSION PRACTICE
The response to our offering of Tonglen practice at different times on December 25 and January 1 was heartening and we’re considering adding a second practice at 1 pm eastern on Saturdays.
Please let Janet know if you’d be interested!
We’d love to have you join us for Tonglen Healing and Compassion Practice this coming Saturday, January 22, 2022 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, or if you have any questions at all!
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 January 19, 7:30-8:30 pm Eastern. Open to all! Email Janet for the link!
- Tonglen Healing and Compassion Practice, Saturday, January 22, 2022, 9:00-9:30 am Eastern. Open to all! Email Janet for the link!
- Sunday Morning Curriculum Study Group, Sunday, January 23, 10-11 am Eastern. We’ll continue exploring the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva with Verse 22 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.
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!
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.
How does it feel to do this? What gets in the way of noticing? Were you surprised, pleasantly or otherwise, by what you noticed?
Until next time, have a wonder-full week!
Nick has devoted his life to practice and learning in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition for the last 30 years. As a teacher he is inspired to create learning environments in which everyone feels empowered in their own journey, what he refers to as a “learner centric” approach.
He is synthesizing western and eastern psychology and spiritual practice,
in what he refers to as a “cultural translation” of Buddhism into our modern context.
With an emphasis on Nature as our teacher, and the idea that sangha or community, is about our mutual care and devotion to each others’ true natures and potential, hierarchy as an arbitrary force is diminished, and the power of open minded curiosity and learning is increased.
Nick also is focusing on innovation and creativity as expressions of true dharma, as opposed to stubborn traditionalism, so that the living dharma is discovered right within each of our own stories , lives and daily situations.
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