Fresh Start: A Wednesday Dharma Night Presentation

with Acharya Melissa Moore

February 25th (2015)

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Join us for a special Dharma Night presentation

    The Shambhala teachings are unique in their relevance to the times we live in. Challenges abound and the news is often scary—nevertheless, we all possess a secret ingredient  available every moment. We call this Basic Goodness.

    When we connect with our basic goodness, other's basic goodness and society’s basic goodness the wholesome and primordial aspect of our world wakes us up! In this moment we always have a fresh start. That is one reason we practice meditation, to help us discover that which we already possess.

    Dharma Night s great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Wednesday Dharma Night features meditation practice, meditation instruction, and a contemplation or talk by one of our senior teachers with time for discussion. We also offer an assortment of delicious snacks and tea before each session.

    This week, please come at 6:30 to enjoy a home-cooked meal with the community.

    Evening Schedule
    6:30 Doors open—food is served until 7:30
    7:00 Sitting meditation practice in Meditation Hall
            Meditation Instruction at 7 and again at 7:30 PM
    8:00 Talk and tea

    Please feel free to come at any time during the evening. Food will be available until 7:30, and meditation instruction begins at 7 and again at 7:30.

    We love our volunteers. Please let us know if you wish to volunteer for Dharma Night.

    Gary: gary [dot] snider [at] gmail [dot] com

    Suggested donation $5 to $10





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