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
Hello Sangha – Below is an excellent talk on linking ethical considerations to mindfulness practice. We hope you will take the time to listen to it so our Sunday Sangha discussion can be rich!
14 EMS Student Council 12/2013 Dr. Muesse Sila
This week we’ll listen to an excerpt from the same dharma talk as last week – we only discussed the first part of the talk last Sunday, for those of you who missed it! Here’s the link again.
Spoiler Alert: The discussion will focus on the theme of ’emptiness’.
See you then,
Annamarie and Ian
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 🙂
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.
Ian and Annamarie
Here is the article written by Phillip Moffitt of dharmawidsom.org on the importance of boundaries in loving relationships.