Welcome to our Buddhist Meditation Group in English. We meet weekly on Saturday mornings at the An Lac Temple in Indianapolis. The address is 5249 E. 30th Indianapolis, IN 46218. The An Lac Sangha has been around many years but their temple building is very new and just seeing it is an event in itself.
Here is a link to a map and driving directions to the Temple: http://www.meetup.com/IndyBMG/venue/?...;...
The meditation is led by Quang Phap, otherwise known as Viet. Viet has been practicing with the An Lac Community for five years in mindfulness meditation.
Lunch is optional. Through eating a meal together, we learn to appreciate the offerings of those that decide to participate to bring something in to share with everyone. For the past couple of months, there has not been enough regular attendance to warrant eating a meal together. If you would like to bring something in to share, please keep it vegetarian to accord with the Temple.
These courses are free of charge. The facilities are provided by the Vietnamese community and without their support we would be unable to hold these teachings. Therefore, donations are not required but are gratefully accepted.
Sitting cushions are provided.
Our practice consists of sitting meditation and walking meditation. The sitting meditation is usually fifteen minutes, followed by a walking mediation around the Buddha hall, and another fifteen minute sitting meditation. After meditation, I open the floor to discussion and questions people may have about Buddhism, the Temple itself, the practice of meditation, etc.
NOTE: Although there is no cost for these meetings and donations are not required or expected, they are greatly appreciated if you choose to make them. Donation boxes are in the front and rear of the Buddha Hall.
Any questions? Just use the "email me" link under my picture on the left and I'll answer as soon as possible. Viet