provides a safe public space for spiritual practice through meditation and the study of Buddhism. Our goal is to cultivate wisdom and compassion in all aspects of our lives for the benefit of all Beings and the Earth.
SUMMER SANGHA, BOTH IN PERSON AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER AND ON ZOOM, IS CANCELLED FOR THE SUMMER. THE FALL SCHEDULE WILL BE DECIDED IN AUGUST. WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST AND YOUR PRACTICE. 🙏
In a word, the Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most completely temporal part of time—for the Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays. ~ C.S. Lewis
“Obstacles in meditation are not a problem, they are the path to finding freedom amidst it all.” – Jack Kornfield
No matter what form of meditation we practice, sooner or later inner obstacles will arise. They arise naturally when we stop our busy lives and bring attention to our inner experience. On first becoming quiet we will can encounter the unfinished business we carry. There may be untended longings, unacknowledged grief, unrequited hopes, unexpressed love or our underlying fears and hurts. And as we get quieter still we can find ourselves facing the mystery of our own mortality, of death. In all spiritual traditions as attention is given to these problems, our understanding and compassion deepens, for it is through these that the path often unfolds. As my teacher Ajahn Chah used to say, “Where do you learn the most, when times are easy or when times are hard?”
THE NEW 48 PAGE BOOK INCLUDES THE FOURTEEN PRECEPTS, THE ECOSATTVA VOWS, THE TEN BUDDHISM BASICS FROM SHAMBHALA SUN AND THE THREE KEY BUDDHIST CONCEPTS OF NO-SELF, IMPERMANENCE & DEPENDENT ORIGINATION.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR DONATION TOWARD THIS PRECIOUS CHANT BOOK.
THE NEXT TBMC BOARD MEETING IS AUGUST 1, 2023 AT 4PM
ATTEND AT SALLY’S HOUSE OR ON ZOOM OR CALL IN TO A BOARD MEMBER. THE FALL SCHEDULE AND THE WEBSITE WILL BE DISCUSSED.
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