Wednesday Dharma Night Fall Speakers

with Acharya Alan Schwartz, Shastri Sandra Ladley, And others, Marc Matheson, Bruce Dal Santo

September 10th—December 3rd (2014)

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Featuring meditation practice, meditation instruction, a talk by one of our senior teachers and discussion. We also offer an assortment of delicious snacks and tea before each session.

    Our series dharma talks focuses on the concept of Warriorship, or human bravery, and the Shambhala path of bringing the sanity and peace we encounter on the meditation cushion out into our everyday lives.

    6:30 Doors open
    7:00 Sitting meditation practice / Meditation instruction
    7:40 Dharma talk and discussion
    9:00 Community gathering

    Join us for this wonderful opportunity to practice with others in a warm, supportive environment. And bring your friends!

    Suggested donation $5 to $10

    Arela: arela [dot] pineda [at] gmail [dot] com



    Fall Speakers

    September 10
    Cooking: Daring and Transforming the Mundane

    With Odessa Spore
    September 17   
    Growing Up—The Beauty and the Challenge
    With Robert Pressnall   
    September 24   
    Unconditional Confidence
    With Stacy Mayer   
    October 1  
    On Meditation I
    With Marc Matheson   
    October 8   
    Radical Compassion: An introduction to Contemplative Psychology
    With Sandra Ladley 

    October 15   
    Writing Fiction in the Midst of Reality
    With Rees Sweeny-Taylor   
    October 22   
    9 Innings and 84'000 Dharmas
    With Bruce del Santo   
    October 29
    On Meditation II  
    With Marc Matheson  
    November 5   
    It Is About Understanding
    With Acharya Alan Schwartz   
    November 12       
    Embodiment of All Activities of the Buddhas: Remebrance of HH Karmapa XVI
    With Jesse Miller & Friends
    November 19   
    Celebration! A Refreshing View of Holidays
    With Jon Ransohoff
    November 26       
    Thanksgiving Sitting & High-Tea
    December 3
    'Tis the Season
    With Charlene Leung





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