Intro to Meditation and Zen Buddhism – Nov 20

This class offers an introduction to meditation and Zen Buddhism. We will cover how to meditate, how to set up a meditation space at home, basic Buddhist terms and teachings, and an overview of the Clouds in Water community. There will also be time for practice and conversation.

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November Half-Day Sesshin

Sesshin, which means “collecting the heart/mind”, provides a rare chance to step into a sanctuary of stillness, to close the door for a little while on the cacophony, and to appreciate the freedom and spaciousness of life in the present. Whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner, we hope you will consider joining this wonderful practice.

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Intro to Meditation and Zen Buddhism – Oct 16

This class offers an introduction to meditation and Zen Buddhism. We will cover how to meditate, how to set up a meditation space at home, basic Buddhist terms and teachings, and an overview of the Clouds in Water community. There will also be time for practice and conversation.

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October Sesshin – Oct 8-10

Sesshin, which means “collecting the heart/mind”, provides a rare chance to step into a sanctuary of stillness, to close the door for a little while on the cacophony, and to appreciate the freedom and spaciousness of life in the present. Whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner, we hope you will consider joining this wonderful practice.

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Teen Practice – Oct 3-Apr 17

Inspired by the Buddhist Pali tradition and concept Kalyāṇa-mittatā “admirable friendships”, Teen Practice will explore the intersections of American Buddhist origins and communities, art, and the environment. We will enter into each theme guided by the curriculum (developed by Flying Fish Murphy and Kikan Howard) on interconnectedness, impermanence, and the Four Divine Abodes.

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Practicing with the Four Noble Truths – Sept 28-Oct 25

The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path are the foundation for our path to spiritual maturity. Looking closely, we can see that they are directives for action. They are the fundamental “tasks” for our journey. We’ll explore this teaching as a way of awakening relevant to every aspect of our lives.

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Lojong Slogans: Training in Compassion – Sept 27-Nov 1

The Lojong Slogans offer a wonderful way to practice beyond the meditation cushion with the every day situations we encounter. In this online class, we will cultivate compassion by training our minds as taught through the seven points and 59 slogans of the 12th century Tibetan text, The Root Text of the Seven Points of Training the Mind, or Lojong.

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