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Begin your journey of self-transformation through meditation and the cultivation of mindfulness in the Vipassana tradition

Posted By admin on January 17th, 2010

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

 

Programs & Schedule

Current Programs

Information about this month’s offerings can be found at Taos Mountain Sangha

Forest Bathing/Shinrin-Yoku
July 11, 2020, 8:30 – 4:00-ish.
Forest baths are gentle walks that support well-being through sensory immersion in forests and other naturally healing environments.

WHERE: DAVID AND TERI PATTON’S HOME AND LAND IN BLACK LAKE, NM (ABOUT AN HOUR DRIVE FROM TAOS)
HOW: Register by sending brief email to tmsangha@gmail.com as soon as possible. Upon registration, a release form, will be emailed to you (after July 1). Download form, complete, and bring to sangha parking lot on the morning of July 11.
NOTE: not a hike, but we will traverse uneven ground and you need to have fair balance and be stable on your feet. If you’re unsure about balance and stability, you might want to bring/borrow hiking poles.
COST: $5 donation to sangha.
MORE: call Jean Admire (505-901-9455) for further information and/or watch short video below or read through this website.

https://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/about/science

What to bring: lunch and a water bottle, any medications you take during the day, broad-brimmed hat, sunscreen, a small pack to carry items to where you may choose to meditate.
Important: dress in layers, as the mornings are cool at 8600 ft. and mid-day will surely be warm.
Optional: hiking poles or a sturdy stick (see note above), insect repellant, a preferred sitting chair. Note: David and Teri have many chairs placed around the property.
ALL ARE WELCOME & space is limited, so register as early as you can!

During Covid-19 pandemic, all onsite activities are cancelled. Check monthly program page for Zoom alternatives.

Monday 3:00 – 4:30 PM Dharma Study Group meets. Participants agree to read ahead in order to engage in discussion of the current book: The Heart Sutra: The Other Shore by Thich Nhat Hanh. Please come along, even if you don’t have a copy of the book. Tea is provided; please bring your own go-cup or mug.

Wednesday Evenings -6:00 to 7:30 PM – Sit and Dharma Talk – all are welcome.

April 7: Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. “Day of Practice.” Julie Tato will lead alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, guided with instructions. Julie will offer dharma teachings. Meditators of all traditions are welcome.
TMS will provide tea; please bring your own mug or go-cup and a lunch that does not require refrigeration. Silent practice will be maintained during lunch and tea breaks. More information to follow as the day approaches.

Day of Practice in Nature will occur from time to time during warm weather.

Beginner-intermediate meditation classes, non-residential retreats and special classes are offered at various times throughout the year.  For more information on non-residential retreats and special classes see our monthly newsletter or visit TaosMountainSangha.org.

Scholarships

Please see Scholarship Page on this website.

Dana – The Practice of Generosity

Taos Mountain Sangha is supported solely by dana.  Dana (pronounced “dah-na”) is a Pali word meaning generosity.  Dating back to the time of the Buddha, there has existed interdependence between those who offer the teachings and those who receive them.  The teachings are given freely, since they are considered priceless. You can offer dana to the sangha by sending a check to Taos Mountain Sangha at POBox 2854, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557 or by donating online at Give Butter – Taos Mountain Sangha

Taos Mountain Sangha also offers opportunity for people to become Sustaining Members with a pledge of dana on a regular basis.  Inquiries may be made to Renze Nesbit, Treasurer of the Sangha.