Begin your journey of self-transformation through meditation and the cultivation of mindfulness in the Vipassana tradition

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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


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JUNE Program Offerings – 2020

Posted By admin on February 24th, 2012

For the time being, we will not meet in person. To support our practice, all meetings will occur via ZOOM, an online videoconferencing program. Meditation and a sense of connectedness can be incredibly supportive as we navigate collective uncertainty. Our goal is to minimize that uncertainty. Please check back as this page will be updated regularly. The Zoom program requires updating to the latest version; you’ll want to do that BEFORE first meeting in June. It takes 3-5 minutes, just FYI.

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.

June 3: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Selah Chamberlin will lead meditation and begin new series: “Exploring Right Effort in Difficult Times.”

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Meeting ID: 871 7895 3624
Password: 365009
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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.

June 10: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Julie Tato will lead meditation and offer a dharma talk: “Dukkha: The Inherent Give & Take of Life.”

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Meeting ID: 868 7579 9583
Password: 053699
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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.

June 16: Tuesday at 3:00 P.M. Taos Mountain Sangha Board Meeting —— all are welcome.

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Meeting ID: 882 3571 0748
Password: 484141
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June 17: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Sean Murphy will lead meditation and explore the dharma topic “Self and Selflessness,” through readings and discussions of sutras and practical experience.

Sean will lead meditation VIA ZOOM. Open Zoom in your browser and enter this Meeting ID: 808 972 434. No password required.

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.

June 24: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Marcia Rose will lead meditation and offer a dharma talk on a topic to be announced.

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Meeting ID: 878 1893 2012
Password: 285378
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Marcia is the founding and guiding teacher of The Mountain Hermitage and founding teacher of Taos Mountain Sangha. She has been studying and practicing Buddhist teachings and meditation with Asian and Western teachers since 1970, primarily in the Theravada-Vipassana (Path of the Elders) traditions. Her own teaching reflects a clear influence from the Burmese Mahasi Vipassana and Pa-Auk Forest Monastery lineages with authorization from Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw to teach Samatha and Jhanas in his lineages. Marcia is dedicated to offering these ancient and timeless teachings in ways that make them accessible and authentic for contemporary culture.

Donations for the teachers and TMS are greatly appreciated. At these online events, we continue to depend on your generosity to sustain both the teachings and the space where they are offered. 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