Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
This is a peer led gathering of practitioners loosely following the Puja (service) format of the Abhayagiri Buddhist monastery, a Buddhist community in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.
We begin the evening with a short period of chanting (chant books provided), followed by about 45 minutes of meditation. After meditation there is short break.
In December 2012 we began reading a new dhamma study book, “Parami” by Ajahn Succito. The “Ten Perfections” are
From the book: ”The parami take spiritual practice into areas of our lives where we get confused, are subject to social pressure and are often strongly influenced by stress or stress-forming assumptions. Providing alternative ways to orient the mind in the stream of daily events, the “perfections” can derail obstructive inner activities and leave the mind clear. Cultivating parami means you get to steer your life out of the floods.”
This book is offered freely in the library at the center. There are many copies available and we will have some on hand in the shrine room for use.
Though this group is best suited to those with some degree of regular practice, everyone is welcome to drop in, anytime. See some of you there.