I know that it has been suggested that we focus on a specific sutra from week to week as a part of our practice. Here are some that I know that are not too difficult.
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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.
Come and discover the Dharma through the practice of skillful meditation. The meditations are in the Vietnamese Zen tradition. If you'd like more information on this tradition, the books Peace is Every Step and The Miracle of Mindfulness, both authored by Thich Nat Hanh are a wonderful introduction to this subject. You also may find information on meditation by clicking on the links to our sponsors on the right side of the home page.
All are welcome, so come share activities and friends!!!!!!
Our meditations are led by Quang Phap, otherwise known to the group as Viet. He has been attending An Lac Temple for the past five years and chose to carry the torch left by our founder, Walt Bush. To attend our meetings, just meet us outside the temple at 9:45 am on Saturday mornings. If you are new to our meeting, we will explain the simple etiquette that is observed inside the temple.
Here is a link to a map and driving directions to the Temple: http://www.meetup.com/IndyBMG/venue/?...;...
Parking is available inside the compound.
Sitting cushions are provided.
Our practice consists of sitting meditation, a walking meditation, and a question and answer period (approximately 1 & 1/2 hours). In times past, we ate lunch together, but due to a drop in attendance, we no longer practice eating a mindful meal together.
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
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The primary reference book for our meditation studies.
Thich Nhat Hahn
Primary reference for meditation studies. Recommended, not required.
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Thich Nhat Hanh offers a very simple book on the basics of Buddhism