ADMC

Here's what's happening Virtually this week at ADMC

February 15 - February 21



Dear Friends and ADMC Members,

With the beginning of the year we continue our commitment to our community. As you may be aware we have a collection barrel for Hunger First, in the lobby of our building. This is accessible during most weekdays. In addition to nonperishable food, we ask that you consider donating personal hygiene items as well: toilet paper, hand sanitizer, feminine products, soap, toothbrush/toothpaste etc. These items offer a small opportunity to relieve the suffering of the low income, no income and unhoused individuals in our area.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Library/Meditation Room Hours


Going forward there will not be set hours for the library/meditation room.  If you'd like to drop by please email library@dharma4et.org with some times you'd like to come by.  Someone will respond to confirm that they can meet you.
 

Monday
February 15
7:00 - 8:30pm

Western Buddhist Group

Please NOTE this session will be meeting Virtually, NOT in person

We have begun reading and discussing together:

Living Kindness: The Buddha's Ten Guiding Principles for a Blessed Life, by Donald Altman

Living Kindness—a book that was used at the United Nations to teach meditation and as required reading for a Buddhist Chaplaincy program—invites you to deeply experience and integrate the Buddha’s ten guiding principles for leading a blessed life.                                         This week we will look at the second principle of Effort.   Effort is one principle without which none of the others would be possible. In spiritual pursuits, what appears so easy is often very difficult. That is why effort is such an important tool.       

https://www.amazon.com/Living-Kindness-Buddhas-Guiding-Principles/dp/0963916165/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=living+kindness&qid=1609709811&sr=8-2

As always, we will read the book aloud and discuss as we go along. It will be helpful, but not necessary to have the book.

All are welcome.
 

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Wednesday
February 17
9:30 - 11am

Western Buddhist Group

Please NOTE this session will be meeting Virtually, NOT in person

We will read and discuss the Lojong Slogan #31: Don't malign others.                                                                   
You speak badly of others thinking it will make you feel superior. This only sows seeds of meanness in your heart, causing others not to trust you and causing you to suffer. (Pema Chodron)


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Meeting ID: 810 6738 3839
Passcode: 756460438
Wednesday
February 17
6:30 - 7:30pm

Cultivating Qualities of the Heart

Please NOTE this session will be meeting Virtually, NOT in person

Please join us this week as we continue to explore the Brahmaviharas,  divine abodes, four mind states that act as a framework to cultivate positive behaviors and minimize harmful ones.

Mudita or Sympathetic Joy: Finding and cultivating delight in the happiness, merit or good fortune of others. It can be described as what happens when loving kindness meets joy. Where as compassion is what happens when loving kindness meets suffering.

All are welcome.
 

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 810 6738 3839
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+13126266799,,81067383839#,,,,,,0#,,756460438# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,81067383839#,,,,,,0#,,756460438# US (New York)

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        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 810 6738 3839
Passcode: 756460438
Thursday
February 18
7 - 8pm

Mindful Recovery- Anyone recovering from any type of addiction, including alcoholism and drug addiction, is invited to attend this group.

Please NOTE this session will be meeting Virtually, NOT in person

Will NOT be meeting this week.

 
Sunday
February 21
9am - 12pm

Zen Meditation - Our weekly meeting focuses on Zen teachings and meditation. All are welcome - newcomers and experienced seekers.

NOTE 1: The Zen group will be gathering at 3pm for the bell to ring at 3:30pm for the rest of the summer.
NOTE 2: The Zen group is now meeting, socially distanced and with masks required, at an outdoor location (no Zoom).  Andrew is emailing details out about these meetings.  If you want to attend and haven't seen an email from Andrew please email the center at mail@dharma4et.org and we will get you added!


To support our sangha, its members, and the community we have set up a food and supply donation container at the center.
Please consider practicing the paramita of generosity to strengthen our sangha community.
Donations of food and clothing collected at the center so far have been given to Hunger First in Kingsport, and much appreciated, especially since the weather just took a turn and temperatures dropped. We will continue to receive donations in the boxes we have provided at ADMC. Thank you so much for your generosity.

News

  • Holston Valley Sangha(Wednesday morning session that used to meet at UU Church) will now be meeting at ADMC in Johnson City.
  • See the website's embedded Twitter feed for last minute schedule changes and notices. Follow us on Twitter @AppDharma.
  • Visit our Summer Poetry page for a different perspective on practice.
  • Please shop at our Store to help support Appalachian Dharma!

Special Notes
  • Lama Gursam's visit to Appalachian Dharma on May 1, 2015, to speak about the meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum as well as compassion and meditation in everyday life has been preserved in this video.
  • Appalachian Dharma & Meditation Center's Chairperson was on WETS, 89.5 FM, Thursday, July 28 and Sunday, July 1, 2012. 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 Zen and Western Buddhism.