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


Archive for February, 2012

JULY Program Offerings – 2018

Posted By admin on February 24th, 2012

Thank you for arriving no later than 5:55 so sits can begin quietly at 6:00 P.M.

July 4: Wednesday NO MEETING. May your celebrations be safe and joyous.

July 11: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Mirabai Starr will lead meditation and offer a dharma talk. Please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

Mirabai lived during her teenage years at the Lama Foundation, an intentional spiritual community that has honored all the world’s faith traditions since its inception in 1967. This ecumenical experience was formative in the universal quality that has infused Mirabai’s work ever since. Mirabai was an adjunct professor of Philosophy and World Religions at UNM-Taos. Her emphasis has always been on making connections between the perennial teachings found at the heart of all the world’s spiritual paths, in an effort to promote peace and justice. You can learn more about Mirabai’s writings and teachings at Mirabai Starr

July 18: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Julie Tato will lead meditation and offer a guided practice on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

This evening continues a series of experiential talks that will include opportunities for additional practice on a Saturday adjacent to the talks.

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 LovingKindness 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 25: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Sean Murphy will lead meditation and offer a talk “Can’t get enough emptiness.” Instructions for beginning practice will be available.

Sean has been a practitioner of Zen meditation for over 25 years. He has taught meditation since 1998 to writers, artists, college students and many others. One Bird, One Stone, his nonfiction chronicle of Zen in America, won a 2014 International Book Award. He is also the Hemingway Award-winning author of three novels, including The Time of New Weather. He teaches meditation, creative writing and literature at the University of New Mexico-Taos. 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. We invite you to stay afterward to get to know other members of our Sangha Community.