Monday, 18 February 2019

Special session: One Page Dharma

Hi all.

Because we have a couple of people in the dharma study group who are newer to the dharma, I've offered to give a special session to help orient them with the teachings. So on Thursday 7th March, I'll be giving my dharma talk called "One Page Dharma" which is an attempt to summarise the core teachings of the Buddha in one session. I have a one-page hand-out that I give to participants summarising the key points, hence the name of the talk.

Some of you might have attended this before, but repetition is an important part of learning, so you might want to come again. And for those who are newer to the dharma (teachings of the Buddha), it's a great way to get a feel for the overall architecture of the teachings, and some of the common lists and terms, explained in a secular, practical way. 

I'll try and remember to post about it early that week, but I thought I'd tell you about it now so that you can put it in your diary if you'd like to come.

Warm regards

Monday, 28 January 2019

Beaches Sangha study group this Thursday

A quick reminder that our new-format Beaches Sangha study group begins this Thursday 31st January. We're doing sutta #9 from Glenn Wallis' book, The Basic Teachings of the Buddha. 

I've updated the web site with info about the new Sangha arrangements, and last week's post has a summary too.

Looking forward to seeing all sutta studiers on Thursday.


Monday, 14 January 2019

Beaches Sangha resuming next week

Hi all and happy new year!

Beaches Sangha will be resuming its meetings next week (Thu 31 Jan). Just a reminder that we are now meeting monthly (not weekly) for meditation and dharma study. The schedule up until September is now on the web site here.

Next week we'll be looking at sutta#9: Turning the Wheel of the Teaching (in the book shown above). It's best if you have read it and had some time to think about it before our session...which is why I thought I'd post this with plenty of notice.

Also a reminder that casual attendance is still welcome ($15), but if you'd like to join in for the year's program, let me know (either in person, or using the Contact Form on the web site) and we can include you in the annual fee arrangement.

Warm regards