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.
This Thursday’s meetup begins a series on basic teachings on which our daily practice is based. We’ll explore “self,” the basis for dukkha or suffering by discussing this category of mental objects that arise in our minds without our realizing how important they are for reducing suffering in our lives.