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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

APRIL 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.


EVENING SCHEDULE —> 6:00 TO 6:30, sitting MEDITATION; 6:30-6:40, walking meditation. 6:45-7:30 TALK, DISCUSSION, & PRACTICE. SHOULD TALK EXTEND PAST 7:30, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DEPART QUIETLY.

On every evening, please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

April 1: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Selah Chamberlin will lead meditation and begin new series: Exploring Right Effort in Difficult Times. Tonight’s topic: Looking at sensual pleasure.

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.

April 8: 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.

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.

April 15: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Julie Tato will lead meditation and a facilitate a dharma discussion on a topic related to impermanence/anicca. Julie will lead meditation VIA ZOOM.

Meeting ID: 322 098 359. Password: 754572

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. How to offer dana this evening follows:

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
You can offer dana to the sangha by sending a check to Taos Mountain Sangha at POBox 2854, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557period, we will be

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.

April 22: Wednesday at 6:00 PM Jean Smith will lead meditation and explore the dharma topic, “Karma/Intention.”

Meeting via ZOOM.

Meeting ID: 509 208 564 Password: 648745.

Jean has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1986 and has published nine books on Buddhism-including The Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation (with Arinna Weisman), and Now! The Art of Being Truly Present–as well as a novel, Himalayan Passage. Jean is a member of Taos Mountain Sangha, where she teaches beginning meditation classes and is often a guest teacher. She serves on the board for The Mountain Hermitage.

April 29: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Sean Murphy will lead meditation and explore the dharma topic “Self and Selflessness,” with both readings, discussion, and practical application of sutras. Sean will lead meditation VIA ZOOM.

The 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.