ADMC

Notes
  • The Grief Recovery Support Group has reached maximum capacity.
  • The Sunday Western Buddhist Group is temporarily not meeting.
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Here's what's happening this week at ADMC
Monday
May 2
6:30 - 8pm
A Mindful Journey Through Grief with Debra Brewer, M.Div., Session 7, "Stuck in Your Grief"
Tuesday
May 3
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Nonviolent Communication - In preparation please review Chapter 7 in the Nonviolent Communication book by Marshall Rosenberg and of the Companion Workbook.
Tuesday
May 3
7 - 8:30pm
Taoism Study Group - This week we will read and discuss Chapter 39 of the Tao Te Ching. Here Laozi affirms that heaven and earth and all things have their origin and existence in “oneness”/“the One.” Paradoxically, without the oneness of all things, individual things cannot themselves exist or express their unique natures. Recognition of this radical interdependence (recalling too, that apparent opposites are really only polar extremes of one reality) is the basis of ethical action in the human sphere. Meetings include a short period of guided or silent meditation, a reading from a Taoist classic text with commentary, and open discussion. Contact Gary at  for more information.
Wednesday
May 4
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 our regular 30-minute silent meditation we are currently reading It's Up to You, The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path by Dzigar Kongtrul. Self Reflection is a practice, a path, and an attitude. It means taking an interest in that which we usually try to push away. With self-reflection we take liberation into our own hands and accept the challenge and empowerment. (Amazon)
Wednesday
May 4
6:30 - 7:30pm
Cultivating Qualities of the Heart - 1st Wednesday - "Mindfulness" - 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)
Thursday
May 5
7 - 8pm
Mindful 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. For more information contact us .
Friday
May 6
7 - 9pm
After a 30 minute meditation, we will be reading Opening the Heart of the Cosmos, Insights on the Lotus Sutra, by Thich Nhat Hanh.
This is the great insight of the Mahayana - that everyone can become a Buddha. What Siddhartha achieved, all of us can also achieve, whether we are a man or a woman, no matter what social class or ethnic group we were born into, or whether we practice as a monastic or as a layperson. We all have the capacity to become a fully enlightened Buddha. And while on the path to becoming a fully enlightened Buddha, we are all bodhisattvas. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Sunday
May 8
11:45am-4:30pm
ADMC Members will meet with Buddhist inmates at United States Penitentiary, Lee (USP Lee).
Sunday
May 8
5 - 7pm
Zen Meditation - The Zen working group explores the ancient teachings of Chinese and Japanese Zen Masters while being attentive to contemporary Zen literature. The group practices zazen in the traditional way. Our members strive to apply Zen principles and understanding to all aspects of their day to day, ordinary lives. Facilitation is shared by the current membership. Zen Group has been an integral part of ADMC since the beginning. Many books recommended by our facilitators can be found at the Zen pages of our Amazon Store. For further information contact .
Monday
May 9
6:30 - 8pm
A Mindful Journey Through Grief with Debra Brewer, M.Div., Session 8, "Spirituality and Your Grief"


Special Notes

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.
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