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

September 28 - October 4

 

Saturday Library/Meditation Room Hours

Alice and John and graciously offered to open the Dharma Center from 10am - 12pm (noon) on Saturdays, starting this Saturday 12th.  The library will be available to return or checkout books.  And the meditation room will be open if you'd like a few minutes of quiet solitary time.

One person at a time will be allowed in both the Library and Meditation room.  Please wear a mask. 

Please email mail@dharma4et.org with questions or to let them know that you might be dropping in.
Monday
September 28
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
September 30
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 #16: Whatever you meet unexpectedly, join with meditation.
Commentary: The unexpected will stop your mind. Rest in that space. When thoughts start again, do tonglen, breathing in whatever pain you may feel, thinking that others also feel like this and gradually becoming more and more willing to feel this pain with the wish that others won't have to suffer. If it is a "good" shock, send out any joy you may feel wishing for others to feel it also. Meeting the unexpected is also an opportunity to practice patience and nonaggression. (Pema Chodron)


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Wednesday
September 30
6:30 - 7:30pm

Cultivating Qualities of the Heart

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

We will continue to look at the Four Noble Truths.
 

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Thursday
October 1
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
October 4
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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