Sunday, March 2, 2014: Mindfulness & Ethics 2

Sangha,

The talk we listened to on Ethics last week is rich with information we’d like to get to discuss. So we’ll have a repeat performance of Mindfulness and Ethics.

Often it’s not immediately clear how the practice we do on the cushion (“mindfulness meditation” as a technique) relates to the way we live our lives. A complete understanding of mindfulness, however, includes examining ethics and wisdom.

It’s all well and good to learn to develop concentration, and calm abiding…but that’s a RE-active approach to engaging with your life, right? Examining ethics, developing your knowledge about yourself and your world (i.e. wisdom) is the PRO-active approach – it helps you to inform your future actions.

Looking forward to another lively discussion!

Annamarie & Ian

 

Mindful Minute Challenge!

Hey Sangha!

A ‘sangha-sib’ (sangha-sibling, aka someone I know who’s also in the Buddhist practice) from the USA is challenging everyone she knows to doing a Mindful Minute, and sharing if that makes a difference in your life. Check it out!

Kristy says, “I’m working on a new project. I’m inviting everyone to join me for a 7-Day Mindful Minute Challenge. Can one minute of mindfulness each day really make a difference in your life? That’s what I want to find out. If you’re interested in participating, click on the link for more info. http://mindfulminutechallenge.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to share your experience on our website, too, if you decide to participate 🙂

Metta,

Annamarie

Sunday, February 9th, 2014: Audio Talk

Hey everyone,

Here is the audio talk that we’ll discuss next Sunday. It’s a dharma talk, which means that it expounds upon some of the deeper wisdom of Buddhist practice. The talk is given by Catherine McGee who is a teacher that I’ve had the privilege of studying with during a couple of retreats. Give it a listen and see what you think. I recommend that you write down any questions and responses that you have while you listen to it.

Love,

Ian and Annamarie