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Pariyatti - Chan Buddhism and the Experience of Self
For our last Pariyatti class in 2018 we'll continue our study of Chan (Zen in Japan) Buddhism and Chan practice, highlighting similarities and differences with Pali-based Buddhism. We'll also add to our knowledge of the history of the tradition and of Buddhism itself and how Buddhist practice evolved over time leading up to the development of Chan in China. The Pariyatti series is offered for a suggested donation of $20 per meeting, $50 for all meetings of the month contracted on the First Tuesday. Please make arrangements with the teacher if you are unable to make the donation or if you start attending after the first Tuesday of the month. Scholarships are available. The series is open for anyone to attend. Discussion is active and practice-focused. The class begins with a 20-minute meditation. RSVP is required. Please change your status should your schedule change.

The Hatch

6161 Hillside Ave · Indianapolis, IN

What we're about

The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to provide teachings and support for Buddhist practice. Thursday meetups are for everyone: a 30-minute meditation, a dhamma talk or some other teaching program, and ending with sharing about our practice and questions and answers.

More advanced practitioners are invited to Pariyatti for classes on concepts and practice. Extended no-frills meditation practice will be offered weekly, longer residential retreats for those wanting to deepen mindfulness and concentration.

We recognize that people’s needs vary widely so will attempt to provide teachings and support to benefit where we are in our interest, commitment, and practice experience.

Thursday meetups are held at All Souls Church that provide facilities without charging us. Dana or voluntary donations on First Thursdays will be donated to the church in gratefulness for their generosity; on Third Thursdays, dana will fund IBMR’s programs that cost to organize, and scholarships for those in need of financial assistance to participate.

Thursday meetups are free. Other events may require a registration fee. See details for each one.

RSVP is encouraged but not required for attending Thursday meetups. Just show up if your schedule changes and you are able to come and join us.

For other events, RSVP may be required. Please check descriptions of each event for information.

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