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

SEPTEMBER 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.

September 5: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Sean Murphy will lead meditation and offer a talk entitled “Can’t get enough emptiness.” Please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

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.

September 12: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Selah Chamberlain will lead meditation and begin a series of guided discussions of the Eightfold Path. Tonight: “Right Understanding.” Please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

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.

September 19: 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.

September 26: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. William LaRue will lead meditation and offer a talk on a topic to be announced. Please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

William Gonko LaRue, Ph.D. is a member of Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, and is a student of Sensei Al Genkai Kazniak, Ph.D. William provides Buddhist teachings and meditation instruction to the NM Air National Guard as a volunteer chaplain and also teaches a mindfulness based interpersonal communication course called Compassionate Relating.

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.