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)

POS Sangha: Weekly Meditation + Dharma Talk + Discussion

This group is devoted to practicing Insight Meditation (aka Vipassana), developing community, and exploring the Buddhist teachings that can help live us from a deeper kindness, mindfulness and wisdom. We primarily draw upon the teachings from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, maintaining an integrity to their original spirit, while also staying sensitive to the modern practitioner, keeping it down-to-earth and full of humanity. There's about 10 to 15 of us who gather on any given Tuesday night. Come join! Here's the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/959821971 *** TYPICAL FLOW: Roughly split into four 30 minute segments, with a break in the middle: Pt 1: Gently guided meditation Pt 2: Individual sharing on a discussion question (passing welcome) Pt 3: Talk Pt 4: Discussion; either big group, breakout rooms or both 2020 SCHEDULE: For the next few weeks, we'll look at the meditation segment of the Noble Eightfold Path, including Right Effort, Right Mindfulness & Right Concentration. 9/22 - Wise Consumption Pt.3 (Societal Implications) 9/15 – Wise Consumption Pt.2 (Focus on our own Minds) 9/8 – Wise Consumption Pt.1 (Motivations & Unwise Choices) 9/1 – Right Livelihood (NEP #5) 8/25 – Right Grieving 8/18 – Wise Sexuality 8/11 – Right Action (NEP #4) 8/4 – Practicing Right Speech w/ Insight Dialogue 7/28 – Right Speech (NEP #3) 7/21 – Overview of Buddhist Ethics (Sila) 7/14 – Right Intention (NEP #2) 7/7 – Right View Pt.4 – Impermanence 6/30 – Right View Pt.3 – How to Hold Views 6/23 – Right View Pt.2 – On Karma 6/16 – Right View Pt.1 – Ultimate Reality (NEP #1) 6/9 - 4th Noble Truth: Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path (NEP) 6/2 - The Dharma of Social Justice 5/26 - Compassion in the Context of the Noble Truths 5/17 - 3rd Noble Truth: The End of Suffering / Enlightenment 5/12 - 2nd Noble Truth: The Cause of Suffering 5/5 - 1st Noble Truth: The Nature of Suffering 4/28 - The Middle Way 4/21 - Introducing the Four Noble Truths 4/14 - The Role of Sincerity in Buddhist Practice 4/7 - The Sangha Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/31 - The Dhamma Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/24 - The Buddha Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/17 - Introducing The Three Refuges COST: Due to the priceless nature of these teachings, and our aspiration to create a culture of generosity, these gatherings are offered on a donation basis. Your monetary (or other) support is always welcome, but it's your presence that's the biggest gift! Please send any donations via paypal to [masked], via CashApp to $DavidSudar, via venmo to djsudar (last 4 of phone# are 3578), or via credit card at www.pathofsincerity.com/paypal. TEACHER BIO: A former Buddhist monk, David Sudar 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. Since 2018 he has also been studying with Vipassana Teacher, Carol Wilson. David also holds a B.A. in Psychology, has completed a two-year training in Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy, and often weaves into his teaching his studies of Zen Buddhism, Classical Yoga and over 4 years spent across 25+ countries. In both his work and personal life, his great passion is integrating ancient wisdom traditions with the realities of modern life. For more info, please visit www.pathofsincerity.com. INFLUENCES: For the Dharma nerds out there, our primary influences include the Burmese Monk Sayadaw U Tejaniya and the original suttas of the Pali Canon, as well as a number of other modern Theravada teachers, such as Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Bhikkhu Analayo, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Chah, Guy Armstrong and Bhikkhu Bodhi, among many others!

POS Sangha: Weekly Meditation + Dharma Talk + Discussion

This group is devoted to practicing Insight Meditation (aka Vipassana), developing community, and exploring the Buddhist teachings that can help live us from a deeper kindness, mindfulness and wisdom. We primarily draw upon the teachings from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, maintaining an integrity to their original spirit, while also staying sensitive to the modern practitioner, keeping it down-to-earth and full of humanity. There's about 10 to 15 of us who gather on any given Tuesday night. Come join! Here's the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/959821971 *** TYPICAL FLOW: Roughly split into four 30 minute segments, with a break in the middle: Pt 1: Gently guided meditation Pt 2: Individual sharing on a discussion question (passing welcome) Pt 3: Talk Pt 4: Discussion; either big group, breakout rooms or both 2020 SCHEDULE: For the next few weeks, we'll look at the meditation segment of the Noble Eightfold Path, including Right Effort, Right Mindfulness & Right Concentration. 9/22 - Wise Consumption Pt.3 (Societal Implications) 9/15 – Wise Consumption Pt.2 (Focus on our own Minds) 9/8 – Wise Consumption Pt.1 (Motivations & Unwise Choices) 9/1 – Right Livelihood (NEP #5) 8/25 – Right Grieving 8/18 – Wise Sexuality 8/11 – Right Action (NEP #4) 8/4 – Practicing Right Speech w/ Insight Dialogue 7/28 – Right Speech (NEP #3) 7/21 – Overview of Buddhist Ethics (Sila) 7/14 – Right Intention (NEP #2) 7/7 – Right View Pt.4 – Impermanence 6/30 – Right View Pt.3 – How to Hold Views 6/23 – Right View Pt.2 – On Karma 6/16 – Right View Pt.1 – Ultimate Reality (NEP #1) 6/9 - 4th Noble Truth: Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path (NEP) 6/2 - The Dharma of Social Justice 5/26 - Compassion in the Context of the Noble Truths 5/17 - 3rd Noble Truth: The End of Suffering / Enlightenment 5/12 - 2nd Noble Truth: The Cause of Suffering 5/5 - 1st Noble Truth: The Nature of Suffering 4/28 - The Middle Way 4/21 - Introducing the Four Noble Truths 4/14 - The Role of Sincerity in Buddhist Practice 4/7 - The Sangha Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/31 - The Dhamma Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/24 - The Buddha Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/17 - Introducing The Three Refuges COST: Due to the priceless nature of these teachings, and our aspiration to create a culture of generosity, these gatherings are offered on a donation basis. Your monetary (or other) support is always welcome, but it's your presence that's the biggest gift! Please send any donations via paypal to [masked], via CashApp to $DavidSudar, via venmo to djsudar (last 4 of phone# are 3578), or via credit card at www.pathofsincerity.com/paypal. TEACHER BIO: A former Buddhist monk, David Sudar 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. Since 2018 he has also been studying with Vipassana Teacher, Carol Wilson. David also holds a B.A. in Psychology, has completed a two-year training in Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy, and often weaves into his teaching his studies of Zen Buddhism, Classical Yoga and over 4 years spent across 25+ countries. In both his work and personal life, his great passion is integrating ancient wisdom traditions with the realities of modern life. For more info, please visit www.pathofsincerity.com. INFLUENCES: For the Dharma nerds out there, our primary influences include the Burmese Monk Sayadaw U Tejaniya and the original suttas of the Pali Canon, as well as a number of other modern Theravada teachers, such as Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Bhikkhu Analayo, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Chah, Guy Armstrong and Bhikkhu Bodhi, among many others!

POS Sangha: Weekly Meditation + Dharma Talk + Discussion

This group is devoted to practicing Insight Meditation (aka Vipassana), developing community, and exploring the Buddhist teachings that can help live us from a deeper kindness, mindfulness and wisdom. We primarily draw upon the teachings from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, maintaining an integrity to their original spirit, while also staying sensitive to the modern practitioner, keeping it down-to-earth and full of humanity. There's about 10 to 15 of us who gather on any given Tuesday night. Come join! Here's the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/959821971 *** TYPICAL FLOW: Roughly split into four 30 minute segments, with a break in the middle: Pt 1: Gently guided meditation Pt 2: Individual sharing on a discussion question (passing welcome) Pt 3: Talk Pt 4: Discussion; either big group, breakout rooms or both 2020 SCHEDULE: For the next few weeks, we'll look at the meditation segment of the Noble Eightfold Path, including Right Effort, Right Mindfulness & Right Concentration. 9/22 - Wise Consumption Pt.3 (Societal Implications) 9/15 – Wise Consumption Pt.2 (Focus on our own Minds) 9/8 – Wise Consumption Pt.1 (Motivations & Unwise Choices) 9/1 – Right Livelihood (NEP #5) 8/25 – Right Grieving 8/18 – Wise Sexuality 8/11 – Right Action (NEP #4) 8/4 – Practicing Right Speech w/ Insight Dialogue 7/28 – Right Speech (NEP #3) 7/21 – Overview of Buddhist Ethics (Sila) 7/14 – Right Intention (NEP #2) 7/7 – Right View Pt.4 – Impermanence 6/30 – Right View Pt.3 – How to Hold Views 6/23 – Right View Pt.2 – On Karma 6/16 – Right View Pt.1 – Ultimate Reality (NEP #1) 6/9 - 4th Noble Truth: Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path (NEP) 6/2 - The Dharma of Social Justice 5/26 - Compassion in the Context of the Noble Truths 5/17 - 3rd Noble Truth: The End of Suffering / Enlightenment 5/12 - 2nd Noble Truth: The Cause of Suffering 5/5 - 1st Noble Truth: The Nature of Suffering 4/28 - The Middle Way 4/21 - Introducing the Four Noble Truths 4/14 - The Role of Sincerity in Buddhist Practice 4/7 - The Sangha Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/31 - The Dhamma Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/24 - The Buddha Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/17 - Introducing The Three Refuges COST: Due to the priceless nature of these teachings, and our aspiration to create a culture of generosity, these gatherings are offered on a donation basis. Your monetary (or other) support is always welcome, but it's your presence that's the biggest gift! Please send any donations via paypal to [masked], via CashApp to $DavidSudar, via venmo to djsudar (last 4 of phone# are 3578), or via credit card at www.pathofsincerity.com/paypal. TEACHER BIO: A former Buddhist monk, David Sudar 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. Since 2018 he has also been studying with Vipassana Teacher, Carol Wilson. David also holds a B.A. in Psychology, has completed a two-year training in Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy, and often weaves into his teaching his studies of Zen Buddhism, Classical Yoga and over 4 years spent across 25+ countries. In both his work and personal life, his great passion is integrating ancient wisdom traditions with the realities of modern life. For more info, please visit www.pathofsincerity.com. INFLUENCES: For the Dharma nerds out there, our primary influences include the Burmese Monk Sayadaw U Tejaniya and the original suttas of the Pali Canon, as well as a number of other modern Theravada teachers, such as Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Bhikkhu Analayo, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Chah, Guy Armstrong and Bhikkhu Bodhi, among many others!

POS Sangha: Weekly Meditation + Dharma Talk + Discussion

This group is devoted to practicing Insight Meditation (aka Vipassana), developing community, and exploring the Buddhist teachings that can help live us from a deeper kindness, mindfulness and wisdom. We primarily draw upon the teachings from the Theravada Buddhist tradition, maintaining an integrity to their original spirit, while also staying sensitive to the modern practitioner, keeping it down-to-earth and full of humanity. There's about 10 to 15 of us who gather on any given Tuesday night. Come join! Here's the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/959821971 *** TYPICAL FLOW: Roughly split into four 30 minute segments, with a break in the middle: Pt 1: Gently guided meditation Pt 2: Individual sharing on a discussion question (passing welcome) Pt 3: Talk Pt 4: Discussion; either big group, breakout rooms or both 2020 SCHEDULE: For the next few weeks, we'll look at the meditation segment of the Noble Eightfold Path, including Right Effort, Right Mindfulness & Right Concentration. 9/22 - Wise Consumption Pt.3 (Societal Implications) 9/15 – Wise Consumption Pt.2 (Focus on our own Minds) 9/8 – Wise Consumption Pt.1 (Motivations & Unwise Choices) 9/1 – Right Livelihood (NEP #5) 8/25 – Right Grieving 8/18 – Wise Sexuality 8/11 – Right Action (NEP #4) 8/4 – Practicing Right Speech w/ Insight Dialogue 7/28 – Right Speech (NEP #3) 7/21 – Overview of Buddhist Ethics (Sila) 7/14 – Right Intention (NEP #2) 7/7 – Right View Pt.4 – Impermanence 6/30 – Right View Pt.3 – How to Hold Views 6/23 – Right View Pt.2 – On Karma 6/16 – Right View Pt.1 – Ultimate Reality (NEP #1) 6/9 - 4th Noble Truth: Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path (NEP) 6/2 - The Dharma of Social Justice 5/26 - Compassion in the Context of the Noble Truths 5/17 - 3rd Noble Truth: The End of Suffering / Enlightenment 5/12 - 2nd Noble Truth: The Cause of Suffering 5/5 - 1st Noble Truth: The Nature of Suffering 4/28 - The Middle Way 4/21 - Introducing the Four Noble Truths 4/14 - The Role of Sincerity in Buddhist Practice 4/7 - The Sangha Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/31 - The Dhamma Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/24 - The Buddha Refuge & its Relevance for Practice 3/17 - Introducing The Three Refuges COST: Due to the priceless nature of these teachings, and our aspiration to create a culture of generosity, these gatherings are offered on a donation basis. Your monetary (or other) support is always welcome, but it's your presence that's the biggest gift! Please send any donations via paypal to [masked], via CashApp to $DavidSudar, via venmo to djsudar (last 4 of phone# are 3578), or via credit card at www.pathofsincerity.com/paypal. TEACHER BIO: A former Buddhist monk, David Sudar 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. Since 2018 he has also been studying with Vipassana Teacher, Carol Wilson. David also holds a B.A. in Psychology, has completed a two-year training in Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Somatic Psychotherapy, and often weaves into his teaching his studies of Zen Buddhism, Classical Yoga and over 4 years spent across 25+ countries. In both his work and personal life, his great passion is integrating ancient wisdom traditions with the realities of modern life. For more info, please visit www.pathofsincerity.com. INFLUENCES: For the Dharma nerds out there, our primary influences include the Burmese Monk Sayadaw U Tejaniya and the original suttas of the Pali Canon, as well as a number of other modern Theravada teachers, such as Gil Fronsdal, Joseph Goldstein, Bhikkhu Analayo, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Chah, Guy Armstrong and Bhikkhu Bodhi, among many others!

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