What we're about

This group is devoted to practicing Insight Meditation, a mindfulness-based style of Buddhist Meditation that aims to take us deeper into a life of love, wisdom and genuine happiness. We aspire to build community, explore Buddhist philosophy in a down-to-earth way, and discover the place where our full humanity intersects with a rich spiritual life.

A typical gathering includes around 30 minutes of lightly guided meditation, an interactive talk and discussion. Everything is offered free of charge, though you may make a donation if you feel called to. All meditation experience levels, genders, ethnicities, ages and orientations are welcome!

About the Facilitator:

A former Theravadan Buddhist monk, David Sudar is passionate about practicing & offering the dharma in a way that’s earthy, heartful and rooted in the real possibility of awakening. He currently works in Portland, Oregon as a Dharma Mentor & Meditation Teacher – he teaches at Nike, Yoga Teacher Training programs, Buddhist groups, and leads workshops at a variety of venues.

David completed an intensive 21 month Vipassana meditation retreat in Myanmar with his core teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and continues to spend 1-2 months a year on silent retreat. He also draws upon his studies of Zen Buddhism, Classical Yoga, Somatic Psychotherapy, real life relationships, and over four years spent across 25+ countries.

For more information, please visit his website: pathofsincerity.com (http://pathofsincerity.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Ui4r4pO9jUOke1DL8RDKYRFGoTcGieZdTxOwuyJbTnBoQRfO012DRR_A)

Upcoming events (5+)

Insight Meditation & Buddhism - Path of Sincerity Sangha w/ David Sudar

The Flanders House in the community room

This group is devoted to practicing Insight Meditation, a mindfulness-based style of Buddhist Meditation that aims to take us deeper into a life of love, wisdom and genuine happiness. We aspire to build community, explore Buddhist philosophy in a down-to-earth way, and discover the place where our full humanity intersects with a rich spiritual life. A typical gathering includes two periods of lightly guided meditation (about 30-40 minutes total), an interactive dharma talk and discussion. Everything is offered free of charge, though you may make a donation if you feel called to. All meditation experience levels, genders, ethnicities, ages and orientations are welcome!

Dharma Book Club - Path of Sincerity Sangha w/ David Sudar

GENERAL BOOK CLUB OVERVIEW: The intention for this book club is to gather in community, and have a chance to earnestly discuss poignant dharma readings. This is a corollary to the meditation group that happens the opposing Monday night – the practices of meditation & study support each other very well! For each meeting, I’ll prepare some questions, perhaps a brief summary of the reading and am available to clarify any confusions. However, the Book Club will be more on the informal side, focusing on discussion and deepening understanding through each other’s lenses. ***Please make an sincere effort to do the reading before coming*** THE SCHEDULE: We will be taking seven weeks to explore Sayadaw U Tejaniya’s excellent book, “Dhamma Everywhere: Welcoming Each Moment with Awareness+Wisdom.” Here are the dates and pages. The first number is accurate for the hard copy and PDF. In parenthesis is the ePub pages. I give away hard copies for free in person, and the other versions are available for free online here: http://ashintejaniya.org/books-dhamma-everywhere 1. February 18th, pages 1 – 36 (p. 1 – 37) 2. March 4th, pages 36 – 72 (p. 37 – 78) 3. March 18th, pages 74 – 109 4. April 1st, pages 112 – 143 5. April 15th – cancelled (I’ll be on retreat!) 6. April 29th, pages 144 – 173 7. May 13th, pages 175 – 195 8. May 27th, pages 196 – 228

Insight Meditation & Buddhism - Path of Sincerity Sangha w/ David Sudar

The Flanders House in the community room

This group is devoted to practicing Insight Meditation, a mindfulness-based style of Buddhist Meditation that aims to take us deeper into a life of love, wisdom and genuine happiness. We aspire to build community, explore Buddhist philosophy in a down-to-earth way, and discover the place where our full humanity intersects with a rich spiritual life. A typical gathering includes two periods of lightly guided meditation (about 30-40 minutes total), an interactive dharma talk and discussion. Everything is offered free of charge, though you may make a donation if you feel called to. All meditation experience levels, genders, ethnicities, ages and orientations are welcome!

Dharma Book Club - Path of Sincerity Sangha w/ David Sudar

GENERAL BOOK CLUB OVERVIEW: The intention for this book club is to gather in community, and have a chance to earnestly discuss poignant dharma readings. This is a corollary to the meditation group that happens the opposing Monday night – the practices of meditation & study support each other very well! For each meeting, I’ll prepare some questions, perhaps a brief summary of the reading and am available to clarify any confusions. However, the Book Club will be more on the informal side, focusing on discussion and deepening understanding through each other’s lenses. ***Please make an sincere effort to do the reading before coming*** THE SCHEDULE: We will be taking seven weeks to explore Sayadaw U Tejaniya’s excellent book, “Dhamma Everywhere: Welcoming Each Moment with Awareness+Wisdom.” Here are the dates and pages. The first number is accurate for the hard copy and PDF. In parenthesis is the ePub pages. I give away hard copies for free in person, and the other versions are available for free online here: http://ashintejaniya.org/books-dhamma-everywhere 1. February 18th, pages 1 – 36 (p. 1 – 37) 2. March 4th, pages 36 – 72 (p. 37 – 78) 3. March 18th, pages 74 – 109 4. April 1st, pages 112 – 143 5. April 15th – cancelled (I’ll be on retreat!) 6. April 29th, pages 144 – 173 7. May 13th, pages 175 – 195 8. May 27th, pages 196 – 228

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