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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

JANUARY Program Offerings – 2019

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.

JANUARY 2: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Selah Chamberlain will lead meditation and begin a series of guided discussions of the Eightfold Path. Tonight: “Right Action/Right Livelihood.” 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.

JANUARY 9: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Sean Murphy will lead meditation and continue exploring emptiness through a talk and discussion. Please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

Sean Murphy 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.

JANUARY 16: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Tea&Treats to accompany Annual General Meeting. Jean Admire will lead sitting and walking meditation. Short informative meeting will follow, accompanied by tea, treats, and social time. All are welcome to this once-a-year event. You are heartily invited to bring a sweet or savory treat to share and practice intentions to explore.

Jean Admire is President of the Board of Taos Mountain Sangha. She began meditation practice in 2000 with dharma teachers Mary Grace Orr of the Santa Cruz Vipassana Sangha and Carolyn Atkinson who leads the Everyday Dharma Center. She participates in Insight Dialogue activities based on the teachings of Gregory Kramer.

JANUARY 23: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Julie Tato will lead meditation and offer a guided practice on the Brahma-Viharas. Specific topic to be announced soon. Please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

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.

JANUARY 30: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Sean Murphy will lead meditation and offer a dharma talk on a topic to be announced. Please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

Sean Murphy 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.

If bad weather threatens, an email notification will be sent at 5:15 P.M. to advise of any change in meeting schedule.

We invite you to stay afterward to get to know other members of our Sangha Community.