After our Sunday morning sits, we often have guest speakers joining us from all over the world to give a Dharma Talk. Previous talks have ranged in topics and all have been wonderful. We record all talks and make them available under our “Dharma Talks” tab.
On the Sundays we don’t have a guest speaker, our Sangha engages in Dharma Discussion after our 30 min sit. Our discussions may relate to book readings, Buddhist principles, meditation practice, and others. We always welcome new ideas and volunteers to lead conversations.
Here is our Sunday discussion planning group’s understanding of what we are doing this summer, after our sits.
We’ll follow this rotation throughout the Sundays in a month:
1st Sunday–traditional teaching presentation
2nd Sunday–Engaged Buddhism
3rd Sunday–rotational sharing and discussion
4th Sunday–extended meditation
Here is how that has looked so far and will look going forward, in practical terms:
June 6: Laurel presents the Upaddha Sutta
June 13: Engaged Buddhism
June 20: rotational sharing and discussion (Rocky)
June 27: extended meditation (Shodo)
July 4: traditional teaching presentation (Sam J on the Hindrances)
July 11: Engaged Buddhism
July 18: rotational sharing and discussion (Anne)
July 25: extended meditation (Sam Johnson)
August 1: traditional teaching presentation (Corliss on the Five Recollections)
August 8: Engaged Buddhism
August 15: rotational sharing and discussion (Ed)
August 22: extended meditation (Fred)
August 29: (the rare fifth Sunday!) A reflection on how it all went.
Practice Period sessions are scheduled on the third Saturday morning of each month from 9:00 to 11:00a.m. Mark Nunberg, the guiding teacher at Common Ground Meditation Center in Minneapolis, leads these sessions.
This year’s Practice Period started Saturday, Feb 20, 2021.