Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

The Tuesday Night meeting, like the Saturday meeting, has a broad scope. We will study and practice the traditions of Theravada, Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. It's okay to come just for the talk, the meditation, the popcorn, etc.

 

Singing meditation 5:00-5:30

Popcorn and fellowship 5:30-6:00

Talk and group discussion: 6:00-6:50 P.M.

Break: 6:50-7:00

Zazen (Meditation) 7:00-7:30

Service (Chanting and bowing) 7:30-7:45


 

Meditation instructions: Sit up straight, put your hands comfortably in your lap or on your knees, and focus your mind on your in and out breath. If you wish, count each in/out combination up to 10 and then start over. Any variation that keeps your attention in the present will do. When you realize you are thinking about something, let the thought go and return to the present.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Zen Master Ummon [masked] << CE). He wiped his backside with the Buddha.
    As a Zen student I had to do a double take on the current controversy over the publication of cartoons depicting Mohammed. In Zen, blasphemy and irreverence is actually hard wired into the scriptural canon. For Zennists the real blasphemy is holding fast to our own ideas of the absolute.

    Buddhism is the oldest of the world religions and Zen has learnt to employ blasphemy in a radical and creative way.
    http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=8,2453,0,0,1,0

    In medieval China a stick was used as we now use toilet roll and Ummon was telling his questioner in the plainest possible terms that he could wipe his ass with Buddha, or at least his ideas of Buddha.

    Subverting the sacred is a standard tactic in the Zen teacher's armory. It is used to shock the pious into re-examining their fundamental assumptions so as not to commit the real sacrilege of defending their own opinions as absolute truth.

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    five stars

    March 13, 2013

  • Manuela L.

    Is there anybody from Stuart or Jupiter going to the meeting on Tuesday. If yes, please let me know I would need a ride. I appreciate! tel:[masked]

    March 11, 2013

  • Marcia S.

    I was not able to attend this past Saturday. Are your Saturday gatherings held each week-end?

    March 11, 2013

  • Jen M.

    Tuesday nights are bad for me :(

    March 10, 2013

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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