ADMC

With Tennessee's government proceeding with phased reopening we have had members ask when ADMC will be opening it's doors again. Currently, we do not know when we will resume in-person weekly groups. The board of directors feel that the physical space of the center would not allow safe social distancing. However, we are considering hosting outdoor events and will share more information as these develop.

Thank you for your patience.
May you be happy.
May you be healthy.
May you be at ease.

Becky Campbell
ADMC 2020 President 

 

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

June 1 - June 7

 
Monday
June 1
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
June 3
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
June 3
6:30 - 7:30pm
Cultivating Qualities of the Heart
Please NOTE this session will be meeting Virtually, NOT in person
The next three Wednesday evenings will include readings and discussions on The Three Commitments - Committing to Not  Cause Harm, Committing to Take Care of Each Other, Committing to Embrace the World Just As It Is (From Living Beautifully by Pema Chodron).

This Wednesday we will begin with - The Fundamental Ambiguity of Being Human -

"Life is like stepping into a boat that is about to sail out to sea and sink." —SHUNRYU SUZUKI ROSHI
 

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Thursday
June 4
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
June 7
10am - 12pm
Zen Meditation - Our weekly meeting focuses on Zen teachings and meditation. All are welcome - newcomers and experienced seekers.
Please NOTE this session will be meeting Virtually, NOT in person
  • 10:00-10:30 Welcome newcomers
  • 10:30-11:30 Meditation & discussion
  • 11:30-12:00 Tea time & social
For further information, please contact zen@dharma4et.org.

The Zen group may be meeting at an outdoor location soon.  Social distancing is required (at least six feet at all times), face coverings are recommended and that if you feel unwell please do not attend.

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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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