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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

 

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September Program Offerings – 2021

Posted By admin on February 24th, 2012

Due to the current gubernatorial directive and in response to Delta variant surge, Taos Mountain Sangha will return to ZOOM-ONLY meetings for the time being. We will not meet for in-person sangha at TaoSatva,

beginning this Wednesday September 1.

TMS will continue to provide updates, and we appreciate your understanding as we respond to the changing pandemic environment with as much wisdom and prudence as possible.

EVENING SCHEDULE — 6:00 TO 6:30, sitting MEDITATION; 6:30-6:40, mindful movement or walking or continued sitting. 6:45-7:30 TALK, DISCUSSION, & FURTHER PRACTICE.On every evening, please mention if you’d like instructions for beginning practice.

September 1: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Selah Chamberlain will lead meditation and guide a dharma discussion of the series: “the fetters or samyojana.” Tonight’s topic: “Mano, which some translators call ‘Conceit'”

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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.

September 8: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.Sean Murphy will lead meditation and offer continuing exploration of Presence.

Special note for autumn sits: Sean will be zooming in on the big screen, teaching from home. Teachers may zoom in on occasion, but we anticipate they will soon meet regularly in person with the sangha.

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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.

September 15: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Julie Tato will lead meditation and offer the next exploration of the dharma series: “The Time is Now: The Art of Mindfulness Meditation and its Relevance to Our Personal & Social Liberation”

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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

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.

September 22: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Sean Murphy will lead meditation and offer further exploration of Presence.

Special note for autumn sits: Sean will be zooming in on the big screen, teaching from home. Teachers may zoom in on occasion, but we anticipate they will soon meet regularly in person with the sangha.

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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.

September 29: Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Jean Smith will lead meditation and offer a dharma talk on Sila/Virtue.

Special note for this sit: Jean will be zooming in on the big screen, teaching from home. Teachers may zoom in on occasion, but we anticipate they will soon meet regularly in person with the sangha.

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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); Now! The Art of Being Truly Present; Life Is Spiritual Practice (the Paramis); as well as a novel, Himalayan Passage. Jean is a member of Taos Mountain Sangha, where she is a regular guest teacher, and she serves on the board of The Mountain Hermitage.

Donations for the teachers and TMS are greatly appreciated. At these online events, we continue to depend on your generosity to sustain the teachings. Please be as generous as your circumstances allow.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