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Wednesday Evening Meditation, Tea and Conversation
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18th 7-9PM COMMUNITY NIGHT Unborn, Again and Again with David Weinstein Live streamed talk here on YouTube 8pm There is a website named: Fake Buddha quotes, which I bumped into as I was googling around. One of the quotes that they identify as fake is: “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” While I had never heard that quote before, and it was identified as a fake Buddha quote, it did remind me of a quote that I found when I was struggling with the teachings about rebirth in the Tibetan tradition. I found a conversation recorded in the Pali Canon, in which someone asked the Buddha how long a human life was and his reply was that the length of a human life was one thought moment. The footnote in Lama Govinda's book explained that according to Buddhist psychology, there are 64 thought moments in the time it takes for the snap of a finger. When I brought that understanding of rebirth to Lama Yeshe, he told me that it was good enough for now and to keep my mind open. I am still practicing at keeping my mind open. It is that perspective of moment to moment rebirth, moment to moment being reborn, that I find helpful in being intimate with Bankei's "Unborn". It helps me appreciate how being Unborn is not a static state, it is an ongoing practice. Letting go of being born moment after moment while coming forth into the world. David Join us every Wednesday evening at 7 PM for Meditation followed by tea, a talk on Zen Koans and conversation. You do not need any previous experience or introduction to participate. Everyone is welcome. Location 5463 College Avenue Oakland, Ca 94618 Contact Us [masked] (510)[masked]

Rockridge Meditation Community

5463 College Avenue · Oakland, CA

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Welcome to the Rockridge Meditation Community meetup space! We gather for mediation and discussions. We use koans as part of our meditation practice. Both koans and our discussions facilitate the integration of meditation into the fabric of our lives.

If this is your first time visiting the Rockridge Meditation Community, and it is a Sunday morning, please join us from 10:30-12:00.

If you don't arrive 'on time' and meditation is in progress, someone should come out to greet you and help get you oriented. If somebody doesn't come out, go ahead and put your shoes in the rack in the waiting room and come on in, we have an open door policy, inviting the world into our meditation.

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