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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

MAY 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.

May 2: Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. Selah Chamberlain will lead meditation and offer part two of a talk about historical developments of Buddhist teachings. Instructions for beginning practice will be available.

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.

May 9: Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. Lisa Ernst , visiting teacher from Nashville, TN, will lead meditation and offer a talk: “Dancer in the Desert.”

What is the difference between patience and constancy? This talk explores how we can devote ourselves fully to our path with love and constancy, rather than “patiently” waiting for results. In this way, even when the terrain seems barren, we open to greater possibilities as unexpected and often wonderful surprises appear along the way.
Instructions for beginning practice will be available.

Lisa is a meditation teacher, artist and founder of One Dharma Nashville. In her teaching, Lisa emphasizes both transformational insight and everyday awakening as an invitation to embrace all of the path’s possibilities. Lisa has been meditating for over 25 years in the Zen and Vipassana traditions. She received teaching authorization in the Thai Forest lineage of Ajahn Chah, Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman. She offers meditation training, classes and workshops and she teaches retreats nationally. She is a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre California. As a practicing visual artist Lisa incorporates Dharma into contemplative photography and writing. You can learn more about Lisa’s visual art at www.lisaernst.com.

May16: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Sean Murphy will lead meditation and offer a deeper exploration of the Heart Sutra. 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.

May 22: Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. TMS Board of Directors meeting. All are welcome to participate. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Please bring your own go-cup or mug.

May 23: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Julie Tato will lead meditation and offer a practice-oriented talk on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Instructions for beginning practice will be available.

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.

May 30: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Julie Tato will lead meditation and offer a practice-oriented talk on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Instructions for beginning practice will be available.

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.

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.