- Special Event for May: Mark your calendar - Saturday, May 25 - ADMC's Spring Picnic - Warriors' Path State Park, Kingsport, TN - www.tn.gov/environment/parks/WarriorsPath - We've reserved a pavilion for the day. Wesak celebration. Get to know our ADMC community. Details page, flyer.
- ADMC Garage Sale: Saturday, June 8 - Get rid of all the stuff you know you don't need...and someone else does.
Here's what's happening this week at ADMC
7 - 8pm
|Vipassana Silent Meditation - This session offers a wonderful opportunity to cultivate and strengthen your meditation practice with the support of other members|
|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, we will begin watching the dvd series Discovering Buddhism, a thirteen-part series introducing vital points of Tibetan Buddhism as presented in the tradition of the Dalai Lama.
Taught by Tibetan lamas as well as by Western monastics, each talk begins with an introduction by Richard Gere or Keanu Reeves and the generation of a loving and altruistic motivation. Fascinating, yet profound, Discovering Buddhism challenges us to examine our lives with the eyes of wisdom and live our lives with the heart of compassion."
This week we will watch and discuss Lesson 6 - "All About Karma."
12 - 1pm
|Cultivating Qualities of the Heart - 3rd Wednesday - "Metta/Loving Kindness" - This session will begin with a brief talk moving into a guided meditation and concluding with silent meditation.|
7 - 8:45pm
|Western Buddhist Group We will do a prolonged meditation beginning with Open Sky guided meditation, followed by Heart Sutra Mantra Meditation and a period of silent meditation. This will be followed by Tea & Dharma Study.|
|ADMC Members meet with Prison Sangha at Lee County Federal Prison, Jonesville. Virginia|
|ADMC Board Meeting|
5 - 7pm
|Zen Meditation - The Zen Group at the Appalachian Dharma and Meditation Center practices the classic form of zazen as taught by Dogen Zenji through modern Zen Masters like Suzuki Roshi.|
Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center's Chairperson was on WETS, 89.5 FM, Thursday, June 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.shuckandjive.org.
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.