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
Monday 4:00 to 5:30 PM Dharma Study Group meets. Participants agree to read ahead in order to engage in discussion of the current book: Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein. Please bring your own tea mug.
Friday 3:00 to 5:00 PM Jean Admire will ring bells for alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. Jean will lead off the afternoon with a short period of chi-gong, a moving meditation practice.
- No instructions or dharma talk. Poetry and other readings related to coping with difficult times will be offered. This opportunity is open to anyone from any meditation tradition.
You may stay for all or any part of this practice period. A schedule will be posted on sangha doors and on TMS website: http://taosmountainsangha.org/programs-schedule Donations for TMS are greatly appreciated.
3:00-3:10 Mindful Movement
4:45-5:00 Closing sit and reflections
If bad weather threatens, an email notification will be sent at 2:30 P.M. to advise of any change in meeting schedule. A note will also be posted on sangha doors.
Day of Practice in Nature will occur from time to time during warm weather.
Wednesday Evenings -6:00 to 7:45 PM - Sit and Dharma Talk - all are welcome.
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.
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.
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.