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ADMC Picnic! & Center Reopening Survey

Center Reopening!

Plans are being made to reopen the center for in-person sessions very soon. Please take this short quiz to provide your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XN7VB5H


2021 Dharma Day & Members’ Picnic



ADMC is happy to announce 2021 Dharma Day & Members’ Picnic 

Please bring a covered dish to share.

Refuge Vow Ceremony (for those wishing to renew or take for the first time) will take place beginning at 10:30. Picnic and fellowship to follow.

In the spirit of non-harming and to minimize concerns, we’d appreciate that vaccinated members attend the event.

Please contact us at mail@dharma4et.org with any questions.


Virtually at the ADMC this week / July 12 - July 18


Dear Friends and ADMC Members,

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 Evening → Western Buddhist Group

July 12th     7:00 - 8:30 pm

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.

This week we will look at Principle 9:Loving Kindness (Metta Paramita)

“We all need love. Love is the basic glue that brings us together as people and beings that coexist on this planet and in the cosmos. As babies we need love. We need it as experimenting adolescents and thriving adults. We need it when we prepare to die. When love and approval are withheld, withdrawn, or conditional, then we search other ways to ge it- some good, some bad. Even war puts a perverse twist on how to attain love. After all, do people not fight in wars for love of their spupreme deity or the love of their country? Why else would humans choose to fight and kill others when they could just as easily try to love and understand them?.” ~ Donald Altman

All are welcome.

Zoom Info

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81067383839?pwd=N2xCZHM4TzZrcXpWNFEvNWpLdVpJdz09

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  • Passcode: dharma4et
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Wednesday Morning → Western Buddhist Group

*July 14th     9:30 - 11:00 am

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

We will read and discuss the Lojong Slogan #44: Train inthe three difficulties.

“The three difficulties (or the three difficult practices are: 

  1. to recognize your neurosis as neurosis,
  2. then not to do the habitual thing, but to do something something different to interrupt the neurotic habit, and
  3. to make this pratice a way of life.” (Pema Chodron)

Zoom Info

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81067383839?pwd=N2xCZHM4TzZrcXpWNFEvNWpLdVpJdz09

  • Meeting ID: 810 6738 3839
  • Passcode: dharma4et
  • One tap mobile
    • +13126266799,,81067383839#,,,,,,0#,,756460438# US (Chicago)
    • +16465588656,,81067383839#,,,,,,0#,,756460438# US (New York)
  • Dial by your location
    • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    • +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Wednesday Evening → Cultivating Qualities of the Heart

July 14th     6:30 - 7:30 pm

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

This week you are invited to share a dharma article, reading, poem of your choice to share.

All are welcome.

Zoom Info

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81067383839?pwd=N2xCZHM4TzZrcXpWNFEvNWpLdVpJdz09

  • Meeting ID: 810 6738 3839
  • Passcode: dharma4et
  • One tap mobile
    • +13126266799,,81067383839#,,,,,,0#,,756460438# US (Chicago)
    • +16465588656,,81067383839#,,,,,,0#,,756460438# US (New York)
  • Dial by your location
    • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    • +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Thursday Evening → Mindful Recovery

July 15th     6:45pm

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. 

Zoom Info

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8767685521?pwd=cUtIZXZaeENqS0FLT25LeGo3czNuQT09

  • Meeting ID: 876 768 5521
  • Password: 870697
  • One tap mobile
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    • +13017158592,,8767685521#,,,,0#,,870697# US (Germantown)
  • Dial by your location
    • +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
    • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Sunday Afternoon → Zen Meditation

July 18th     3:30pm

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 9am for the bell to ring at 9:30am 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!


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.