for 09 May 2023 Sangha
Our Guiding Teacher Emeritus,
Will Lead our Discussion Centering on
(aka Dependent Origination) (aka Paticcasamuppāda)
which "… is central to Buddhism and makes it relatively unique. It describes how everything is
so embedded in a vast network of dependencies and nothing has a totally independent
essence. Too many explanations just list a bunch of links without looking at what’s
behind it all (and makes it sound overly fussy at the same time.)
This evening we’ll discuss why it is both nuanced and obvious once you get the hang of it. We’ll also look at how it shows itself in meditation and daily living.
If you’d like an advanced peek, you can find it described in my book, Befriending the Mind, chapters 8, 9, and 10. Free pdfs of those chapters can be found on-line here:
A graphic cheat sheet of the fussy parts can be found here:
We Can Share in Sangha
Wherever We Live!
Please Join Us
The Yolo TWIM Group Offers a Monthly
3rd Sunday Daylong Retreat
Our next gathering will be Sunday, May 21st.
Hope you will join us.
9:00-9:30: Initial check-in for greetings, 9:30-12:30: Self-directed sitting and walking meditation
12:30-2:00: Lunch, practice check-in, and discussion
2:00-4:00: Self-directed sitting and walking meditation
4:00-4:30: Final check-in
Our lunch discussions are for sharing about our own practice from personal experience, not theory. We share without interruption based on deep listening and mindful speech.
Meeting ID: 865 1222 7618
If you live in the Davis CA area and would like to join with others to meditate in person, please let me know.
May is Rolling On
09 May Doug Kraft Leads
16 May Will Lister Leads
23 May Win Ark Leads
30 May Paul Shippee Leads
The national flowers above remind us of the locations of much suffering in this world
where sending metta can help.
Sunflowers for Ukraine
Jasmine for Pakistan
Tulips for Turkey
Tuesday Evening Sanghameets at 6:30 pm
Find the direct link here: