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Posted By admin on January 17th, 2010

The way of the Buddha is to know yourself; To know yourself is to forget yourself; To forget yourself is to be awakened by all things. Dogen – Thirteenth Century Zen Monk

 

July Program Offerings – 2021

Posted By admin on February 24th, 2012

Taos Mountain Sangha goes HYBRID! What you need to know:
If you are fully vaccinated, we look forward to sitting in person with you.

Please continue to sit via Zoom if you are not fully vaccinated. Zoom links remain posted on website and sent via email.

Sits will begin at 6 PM at TaoSatva (upstairs). #2 Upper Colonias Road (at junction of Hwy 64 and Upper Colonias Road). It’s helpful if you arrive a few minutes before six to arrange sitting gear and settle in.

Please park in “additional parking” lot. Follow the sign up the slight rise and behind the building. Enter through the “back door.” Right inside that door is a place to park your shoes.

Masks optional — NOT required. Cushions, backjacks, and chairs will be provided — arranged at a safe distance apart.

Tea will be provided. If you brought a mug to our former sangha space, you’ll find it on the tea table outside meditation hall. Extra mugs available. Please wash any mug you use.

Dana baskets, one for sangha and one for teachers, will be on the tea table. You may continue to offer dana via GiveButter or by mail.

EVENING SCHEDULE — 6:00 TO 6:30, sitting MEDITATION; 6:30-6:40, mindful movement or walking or continued sitting. 6:45-7:30 TALK, DISCUSSION, & FURTHER PRACTICE.On every evening, please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

July 7: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Selah Chamberlain will lead meditation and guide a dharma discussion of the series: “the fetters or samyojana.” Tonight’s topic: “Kamacchando and Vyapado — the tastiness of physical sensations and of ill-will.” /p>

Copy this link to Join Zoom Meeting:
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Selah has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1969 and taught Taijiquan (”TaiChi”) for several years in the 1970’s. He has practiced acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine since 1981. Selah has led beginning meditation classes at Taos Mountain Sangha and serves as an advisor to the TMS Board of Directors.

July 14: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.Sean Murphy will lead meditation and offer continuing exploration of Presence.

Special note for July 14th: Sean will be zooming in on the big screen, teaching from home. Teachers may zoom in on occasion, but we anticipate they will soon meet regularly in person with the sangha.

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Password: 983216
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Sean is a lay Zen teacher (Dharma Holder) in the White Plum Lineage of Zen. The most recent edition of his One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories won the 2014 International Book Award in the Eastern Religions category. A graduate of Naropa University’s MFA writing program, Sean has practiced Zen meditation for 30 years, training with master teachers including Taizan Maezumi, John Daido Loori, Gerry Shishin Wick, and numerous others. The author of three novels, he is also a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing.He is the co-founder and President of the nonprofit Sage Institute, which hosts a regular series of meditation workshops as well as an innovative Meditation Leader Training Program. Sean leads writing programs around the country. You can learn more about Sean’s work at MurphyZen.com.

July 21: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. In-person/and via zoom, we hope! Julie Tato will lead meditation and offer the next exploration of the dharma series: “The Time is Now: The Art of Mindfulness Meditation and its Relevance to Our Personal & Social Liberation”

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Meeting ID: 893 1358 7053
Password: 983216
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You can offer dana to Julie in two different ways.
She has a PayPal account, so you can go to paypal. Click on Send money. That will take you to a link that asks for her email:
Enter julietato.jt@gmail.com
Then follow the remaining prompts.
You do not have to have a PayPal account yourself to make a funds transfer.
You can mail a check to Julie at POBox 1262, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557

Julie has practiced meditation, primarily Vipassana, since 1988. She has studied with Marcia Rose, Sharon Salzberg, Ven. Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and others. An instructor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Julie has a particular interest in Loving Kindness meditation and practice in daily life. Julie also teaches meditation with youth and those recovering from loss. She is developing a local program based on the Mindful Schools, to bring meditation to a wider youth community. Julie has lived, worked, and practiced in spiritual community, including many years at the Lama Foundation and the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Julie works locally to support people with disabilities and their families.

July 28: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. In-person/and via zoom, we hope! Sean Murphy will lead meditation and offer further exploration of Presence.

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89313587053?pwd=T0Z5ZDhsZzl6cWNuaThBY2t3MldPQT09
or go to ZOOM.com and enter:
Meeting ID: 893 1358 7053
Password: 983216
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,89313587053#,,,,0#,,983216# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,89313587053#,,,,0#,,983216# US (Tacoma)

Sean is a lay Zen teacher (Dharma Holder) in the White Plum Lineage of Zen. The most recent edition of his One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories won the 2014 International Book Award in the Eastern Religions category. A graduate of Naropa University’s MFA writing program, Sean has practiced Zen meditation for 30 years, training with master teachers including Taizan Maezumi, John Daido Loori, Gerry Shishin Wick, and numerous others. The author of three novels, he is also a 2018 National Endowment of the Arts Fellow in Creative Writing.He is the co-founder and President of the nonprofit Sage Institute, which hosts a regular series of meditation workshops as well as an innovative Meditation Leader Training Program. Sean leads writing programs around the country. You can learn more about Sean’s work at MurphyZen.com.

Donations for the teachers and TMS are greatly appreciated. At these online events, we continue to depend on your generosity to sustain the teachings. Please be as generous as your circumstances allow.You can offer dana to the sangha by sending a check to Taos Mountain Sangha at POBox 2854, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 or by donating online at Give Butter – Taos Mountain Sangha

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