ADMC

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

July 6 - July 12

 
Monday
July 6
7:00 - 8:30pm
Western Buddhist Group
Please NOTE this session will be meeting Virtually, NOT in person
We will begin our new  book together. The book is Right Concentration, A Practical Guide to the Jhanas by Leigh Brasington. As we are meeting virtually, it will be helpful to have the book, but not necessary.

The jhanas are not in themselves awakening, but they are a skillful means for concentrating the mind in a way that leads in that direction. The jhanas are eight altered states of consciousness, brought on via concentration,  and each yielding a deeper state of concentration than the previous. We will end the session with a silent meditation.
 

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Wednesday
July 8
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 #7: Sending and taking should be practiced alternately. These two should ride the breath.

Commentary: This is instruction for a meditation practice called tonglen. In this practice  you send out happiness to others and you take in any      suffering that others feel . You take in with a sense of openness and compassion and you send out in the same spirit. People need help, and with this practice we extend ourselves to them. (Pema Chodron)


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Wednesday
July 8
6:30 - 7:30pm
Cultivating Qualities of the Heart
Please NOTE this session will be meeting Virtually, NOT in person
This Wednesday we continue with readings on The Three Commitments from, "Living Beautifully" by Pema Chodron.
 
Join us for readings and meditation on the Second Commitment (Taking care of each other) and Third Commitment (Seeing the world as it is).
 
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Thursday
July 9
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
July 12
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 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!


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.



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