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For the next six months the Guiding Council will be leading the Sangha in an examination of the basics of Dharma.

April marks the beginning of our focus on the Paramitas, six profound areas of practice that we are invited to contemplate and develop on the path of freedom.

 • Generosity
 • Ethics
 • Patience
 • Energy
 • Meditation
 • Wisdom

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Daylong Retreat: The Three Tenets of Zen Peacemaking with Jokai Blackwell

Saturday May 15, 2021 @ 9 am – 3 pm
Cost:  $45 with sliding scale

The Three Tenets: Not-Knowing, Bearing Witness and Taking Action serve as a catalyst for transformative engagement in the world.

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May Book Club Meeting

The Book of Delights by Ross Gay

 

Each participant is asked to choose one of the essays to discuss. The meeting will be facilitated by all present.

From the essay on Joy…

Because in trying to articulate what, perhaps, joy is, it has occurred to me that among other things—the trees and the mushrooms have shown me this—joy is the mostly invisible, the underground union between us, you and me, which is, among other things, the great fact of our life and the lives of everyone and thing we love going away. If we sink a spoon into that fact, into the duff between us, we will find it teeming. It will look like all the books ever written. It will look like all the nerves in a body. We might call it sorrow, but we might call it a union, one that, once we notice it, once we bring it into the light, might become flower and food. Might be joy.

Book Club Discussion: May 12, 2021@ 6:30m – 8 pm

Book Club Discussion: May 12, 2021@ 6:30m – 8 pm

In The Book of Delights, one of today’s most original literary voices offers up a genre-defying volume of lyric essays written over one tumultuous year. The first nonfiction book from award-winning poet Ross Gay is a record of the small joys we often overlook in our busy lives. Among Gay’s funny, poetic, philosophical delights: a friend’s unabashed use of air quotes,...

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