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Meditation Retreat Links

In no particular order here are some retreat centers as well as organizations that host retreats Chan Dharma Drum Retreat Center  in Pine Bush NY has many retreats to choose from ranging from a few days to a week. www.dharmadrumretreat.org … Continue reading

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Upcoming Retreats in 2018

At some point after you have been introduced to meditation you will find yourself considering taking time to practice in a retreat.  Meditation Retreats are a wonderful way to deepen your meditation practice, allowing yourself space to practice.  There are … Continue reading

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4-week series on Wisdom Factors

Padma Dharini has been leading a series on the wisdom factors. Enjoy the audios below! (The first 2 recordings were started 5-10 minutes into the talk) The Audio from July 9, 2018 below: Also we have audio for other weeks: … Continue reading

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The Heart Sutra-wisdom tradition

In case you missed our sangha discussion this past Monday, 6/18/18, we recorded it. We were grateful for Lowell who facilitated an engaging Dharma talk covering the Prajnaparamita Sutras, specifically the Heart and Diamond Sutras. These wisdom sutras, particularly the Heart Sutra, … Continue reading

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Mindful Eating Practice

The practice of Mindful Eating gives us an opportunity to satisfy and nourish our  body, pay attention to our hunger cues, cravings, sensations, and bring a new dimension to just eating or drinking as it is.  With each meal, we take … Continue reading

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Lama Gursam Retreat – June 30, 2018

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Taking Refuge – What does it mean to you?

What does Taking Refuge mean to you? One way we can take refuge is: – To appreciate and honor the original teacher, the one who awoke. – To appreciate and honor the dharma teachings kept alive for thousands of years, … Continue reading

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Rebecca Li – the practice of Just Sitting

On April 23, 2018 Rebecca Li gave instructions and lead a guided meditation that settles into the practice of Just Sitting or Silent Illumination. The practice of Silent Illumination is similar to the practice of Zen Shikantaza. The evening felt like a … Continue reading

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Padma Dharini – Meditation Series Commencement

We were delighted to have Padma Dharini last night on Monday, April 16, 2018. Fortunately, we were able to record this final session (as part of a 6-week meditation series). The entire talk is excellent. Midway through (starting at 31 … Continue reading

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Sangha visits Feasterville Library

On March 22nd the Feasterville Library welcomed our sangha members Eugene and Rika with a room with more than 40 people who wanted to learn about meditation despite the snow storm on the previous day. The people who attended were really … Continue reading

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