All are welcome — this group is for those who are curious to learn more about meditation, for both beginners and practicing Buddhists. A sangha is a community of people who come together to meditate and study the practice of Buddhism. Our teacher, Dr. Pilar Jennings, is a frequent contributor to the All Souls Adult Education program, and a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism.
When: Our sangha meets monthly, generally 1:30-3pm on the first Sunday of the month at All Souls Church in New York. (We meet on the second Sunday of the month on occasion due to holiday weekends.) We do not sit on the floor; we sit in chairs.
February 18, 2018– The Great Resolve: Bodhicitta. This Buddhist teaching explores the wish to be enlightened for the benefit of all. It’s a powerful way to contextualize our individual spiritual efforts.
March 4, 2018 – Skillful means of Far-reaching Patience and Generosity. In this gathering we’ll explore two of the Bodhisattva’s “Skillful Means,” as a way to deepen our meditation practice and efforts at healing.
April 1, 2018 – Far-reaching Concentration. This “skillful mean” is the practice of settling the mind. Together we’ll explore techniques for bolstering our ability to gather the mind and enter into spiritual exploration with greater focus.
May 6, 2018 – Far-reaching Wisdom: Emptiness. This foundational Buddhist teaching underlies all methods and concepts in the Buddhist cannon. Together we will explore this primary “skillful mean” of awakening the mind and heart.
June 3, 2018 – Relying on a Teacher. In this last teaching offered in the Lam Rim, we will explore the benefits of working with spiritual mentors to deepen our individual meditation practice and spiritual development.