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Meditation + Dharma Learning: “The Ten Paramitas: Generosity Part 1”
April 6, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
Please join us tonight, Saturday April 6th, for meditation followed by Dharma Learning on the “Ten Paramitas.” We will study the First Paramita: Dāna (Generosity, Giving) this week.
We will watch excerpts of a 2015 video lecture on the topic of Dāna, given by then Sāmaṇera Jayantha (now Bhikkhu Jayasāra). We will learn what Buddha said are our various motivations for Giving, why Giving is the first of all the Paramitas in both Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism, and how to manage expectations as we Give. We will also discuss why it is important to cultivate the right motivation for Giving, and why Giving is an act that needs to be practiced and developed.
On the 1st and 2nd Saturdays of each month, we do some Dharma learning and discussion following meditation, with this schedule:
6:15 PM: Door Opens – meditation instructions provided if needed
6:30 PM ~ 6:40 PM : Slow Moving Meditation – to help settle our body & mind
~6:45 PM: Sitting Meditation
~7:20 PM: Dharma Learning & Discussion
~8:30 PM: Adjourn
You may attend any or all segments of the evening.
Beginners welcome. No cost to attend. Donations welcome at-the-door to support the continual operations and growth of this group, including the cost of our monthly rent and Meetup subscription fees.
Wear loose comfortable clothing, and please note that shoes are not allowed on the meditation mat.
We also meet on other Saturdays with slightly different programs – see calendar for details.