• The Grief Recovery Support Group has reached maximum capacity.
  • Zen Meditation - Will not be meeting at ADMC this week.
  • An Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism  for beginners will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 8, 1 - 3pm.
  • On Nov. 10 - 13 Drepung Loseling Monastery monks will be creating a sand mandala in the Reece Museum on the ETSU campus. Click for details.
  • A big thank you to Konchog Chogyam and musicians as well as all who attended the Buddhist chanting concert Saturday evening. It was a great success. Konchog Chogyam has a regular kirtan (chanting) session every second Saturday at Samadhi (423 W Walnut St., Johnson City).
  • As a results of  voting at the 2014 Membership meeting, the following members will be joining the ADMC Board:
    •  Treasurer: Phil Gibson
    • At large member: Cheryl Conrad
    • They will be joining:
    • President: Marina Munjal
    • Vice-President: Daniel Long
    • Secretary: Linda Good 
    • At large members: Franklin Montenegro, Freddy Creekmore 
Here's what's happening this week at ADMC

Oct. 21
5 -
Marina Munjal and Debi Brewer will make a presentation (Introduction to Buddhism) to the Into to Public Health class at ETSU.
Oct. 22
9:30 -11am
Western Buddhist Group  - (Holston Valley Sangha) - We meet at our satellite location at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 136 Bob Jobe Road, Gray, TN. After a half-hour silent meditation, for the next few weeks, we will be reading and discussing The Four Immeasurables: Practices To Open The Heart, by B. Alan Wallace.
"The Four Immeasurables--the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity--is a rich suite of practices that open the heart, counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepen our relationships to others. Alan Wallace presents a unique interweaving of teachings on the Four Immeasurables with instruction on meditative quiescence, shamatha practice, to empower the mind. This book includes both guided meditations and lively discussions on the implications of these teachings for our live." (Amazon.com)
Oct. 22
6:30 - 7:30pm
Cultivating Qualities of the Heart - 4th Wednesday - "Compassion" - This session will begin with a brief talk moving into a guided meditation and concluding with silent meditation.
"Buddhism provides exceptionally clear and specific methods to bring out our human capacity for enduring love, compassion, and the self-transcending wisdom that informs them. These methods can be learned by anyone." (John Makransky)
Oct. 23
5 - 7pm
Open Meditation - This time may be used for personal meditation in the Meditation Room, or access to library. The two hours will be conducted in Noble Silence. Open to all for any part of the two-hour session.
Oct. 23
7 – 8pm
Buddhism & Recovery - Anyone recovering from any type of addiction, including alcoholism and drug addiction, is invited to attend this group. The group can serve as an alternative to, or an addition to, traditional 12-step recovery meetings.  The group is reading and discussing the book One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the 12 Steps by Kevin Griffin. The discussion centers around the 12 steps of recovery programs from a Buddhist perspective. For more information contact Freddy Creekmore at .
Oct. 24
We will be watching Little Buddha (to be shown in installments for the next couple weeks).
Oct. 24
7 - 9pm
Western Buddhist Group begins with a half hour silent meditation followed by Tea & Dharma Study. We will begin reading Entering the Stream, edited by Samuel Bercholz and Sherab Chodzin Kohn.
The grandeur, simplicity, and freshness of the 2,500-year-old tradition of Buddhism are reflected in this collection of writings intended as a primer for newcomers to the subject as well as a reference for those familiar with Buddhism. The selections include: The story of the Buddha's life. A concise historical background. Key writings of Theravada, Mahayana, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism. Meditation instructions. A Buddhist explanation of reincarnation. Simple explanations of terms. A pictorial survey of Buddhist art and architecture. (Amazon)
Oct. 26
ADMC Members will meet with Buddhist inmates at United States Penitentiary, Lee (USP Lee).
Oct. 26
5 - 7pm
Zen Meditation - Will not be meeting at ADMC this week.
Oct. 27
A Mindful Journey Through Grief with Debra Brewer, M.Div., Session 4, "Losing Your Partner"

Special Note
Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center's Chairperson was on WETS, 89.5 FM, Thursday, July 28 and Sunday, July 1. To hear the podcast, go to: religionforlife.podomatic.com/entry/2012-07-03T07_00_00-07_00 or visit the interviewer's Religion For Life web site at www.religionforlife.com.

The vision of the Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center is to facilitate a community of Buddhist practice that fosters the integration of wisdom and compassion. Our aim, as individuals and as a community, is to cultivate insight into the nature of mind and reality and overcome ego-orientated ways of being. We are a nonsectarian Buddhist center that offers weekly programs in Vipassana, Zen, Tibetan, and Western Buddhism.