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The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination — The Wheel of Life with Emily Hsu Why are we in our current situation? How did we get here, and where are we going? In this class on the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination, we will discuss the Wheel of Life, what samsara is, how we become trapped in and perpetuate the cycle of suffering, and how to become free once and for all. For more information, and to register, please visit https://www.gyalwagyatso.org/2020-11-01-emily-hsu-twelve-links.html
Led by various instructors Sunday mornings 10:00-11:00am Join us for weekly Sunday morning meditations appropriate for all levels of practitioners. This is a peaceful way to start your Sunday, and a good opportunity to practice with a group and get your questions answered. The sessions will include a period of silent meditation followed by a guided meditation on a topic from the stages of the path. A short introduction to the topic and time for questions will also be included. There will also be periodic Dharma talks following the meditation at 11am. All are welcome! Offered free – donations appreciated. About the instructors: Sharon Allen has been teaching mindfulness meditation for many years, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Beth Dart is a life-long Buddhist who has led meditations and pujas for some years. Don Isaacson is an advanced Dharma student having followed the FPMT Basic Program courses (http://fpmt.org/education/programs/basic-program/) in person for many years, and the FPMT Masters Program (http://fpmt.org/education/programs/masters-program/) online, 2008 to 2013. Don currently serves on the Board of Directors at Land of Medicine Buddha (http://dharma.landofmedicinebuddha.org/) in Soquel.
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm Since the time of the Buddha, people have practiced mindfulness meditation. Today, both neuroscience and medical research have studied the effects of meditation and discovered many benefits of this practice. These include stress reduction and an increase in our capacity for peace and happiness. These Wednesday evening mindfulness meditation classes are ongoing and a great place to start your own regular meditation practice or to deepen your current practice. All are welcome! Suggested donation: $5 – $15 Your generous donations are essential for the continuation of programs like this. No one turned away due to lack of funds — please contact us (http://www.gyalwagyatso.org/contact.html) to make arrangements.