9/13/14

Sunday, September 14

Dear Sangha,

We are so lucky. We have a teacher, a practice and a Sangha with which to practice and with whom we can share our practice with the world. The fundamental practice is mindfulness. We practice mindfulness together, which is wonderful, and we learn how to apply mindfulness practice to every moment of our lives. That is the means and that is the goal, applied mindfulness. When the means and the goal are the same you know you might be on to something. How do we apply mindfulness to every act we make? How do we keep steering ourselves toward well being and cultivating mindfulness when distraction and negative thinking are so pervasive? We’ll explore what our practice offers us in regards to this on Sunday. I look forward to being with you and facilitating.

Keith
True Enlightenment Garden
Universal Emptiness of the Heart

9/5/14

Sunday, September 7

This Sunday I will be facilitating Sangha. I have a short film clip to share with a theme of non attachment to view and our capacity to change perspective.

Hope to see you there.

Bowing,

Pete

8/21/14

Sunday, August 24

Dear Friends,

Our practice is not difficult or complicated, but it is infinitely deep. We are guided on the path of practice by Thay and the Sangha. We learn and practice together to strengthen our mindfulness and to carry mindfulness with us through every moment of our lives. I will share the way I experience the Dharma with you and together we will practice applying it as our individual selves and as the Sangha body. I look forward to facilitating with you this coming Sunday.

Keith
True Enlightenment Garden

If you would like, please stay for community building (bring your own sack dinner) and a viewing of one of Thay's Dharma talks from the 21 Day Retreat at 6:30 pm. There is a request for $1-2 dana per person to support the extra room rental for the viewing.

8/7/14

Sunday, August 10

Pete will facilitate this Sunday​ on Right View of Emotions with a meditation on mindfulness of breath, body and feelings.

If you would like, please stay for community building (bring your own sack dinner) and a viewing of one of Thay's Dharma talks from the 21 Day Retreat at 6:30 pm. There is a request for $1-2 dana per person to support the extra room rental for the viewing.

7/31/14

Sunday, August 3

Karen will facilitate this Sunday on resistance to practice.

7/17/14

Sunday, July 20

This Sunday, Linda will share from Thay's book "Anger."

7/12/14

Sunday, July 13

Pete will facilitate this Sunday on the topic of Engaged Buddhism and include a short offering from Thay.

7/4/14

Sunday, July 6


Marge will facilitate reflecting on the importance and value of practicing within a sangha, being supported by Deer Park Monastery, Plum Village, the larger sangha, and the virtual/online sangha in our practice. She will also offer prunes from the grounds of Plum Village during an eating meditation. Please bring a cloth napkin to support the eating meditation!

6/26/14

Sunday, June 29

Please join us in reciting the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings this Sunday, facilitated by Loretta.

6/19/14

Sunday, June 22

This week we will listen to a short talk by Thay and Pete will facilitate on the Heart of a Bodhisattva. Cultivating intention in the face of futility. Can we really make a difference in the face of climate change and global suffering?