Community Events

Movie Night: Yangsi

with Asher Putterman & Morgan Starr
Friday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.
 
POSTPONED. Stay tuned for new date!
 
We are delighted to host movie nights on the third Friday of the month, celebrating Buddhist teachings and stories. Join us for a viewing of the movie, discussion, visiting, and tea.
 
Yangsi documents the inspiring life of a young Tibetan boy who is recognized as the reincarnation of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the most revered Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century. The boy becomes known as The Yangsi, "the one who has come again into existence." Narrated by Yangsi Rinpoche, the young teacher gives a first person account of his experience of growing up in, and coming to terms with, his unique inheritance. Beginning with his enthronement at age four before a crowd of fifteen thousand people, the film chronicles his upbringing with unprecedented access, capturing his education in Tibetan philosophy and ritual as well as his leisure time on the basketball court. At the age of eighteen, he assumes the role of the teacher and embarks on a world tour to continue the work of his predecessor, depicting how Buddhism can be relevant in the modern world.
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Come 5-10 minutes early; preregistration is not required.
 
Suggested donation: $5-10. Donations in any amount are graciously accepted.

Dharma Talk: What is Relationship?

with Nancy Hathaway
Thursday, April 2, 6-8 p.m.
 
POSTPONED. Stay tuned for new date!
 
Join us for our Dharma Talk series on the first Thursday of every month. The evening includes meditation, a talk, discussion, and time for visiting. Tea will be offered at 5:45 p.m.
 
What is relationship: to self, other, lover, grandchild, turnips!? Join Nancy Hathway for a joyful evening exploring the essence of relationship. How do we relate to the world, to this moment? In fact, what is this moment? What am I? What are you? What is this? The world is as it is. How do we relate to the ways things are? From the head? From the heart? Emotions are as they are. How do we relate to the human condition? The angry child is as it is. How do I relate to it? The pain in my heart is as it is. How do I relate to it? The world is as it is. How do I relate to the way I am? In fact, is there an “I” to relate to? 
 
Everyone is welcome.
 
Come 5-10 minutes early; preregistration is not required.
 
Suggested donation: $5-20. Donations in any amount are graciously accepted.
 
Nancy Hathaway began her Buddhist studies in 1974, sitting a one-month meditation retreat in Kopan Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. Since that time, she has studied extensively with Asian and Western teachers in the Zen, Theravada, and Tibetan traditions. Nancy has taught meditation for 38 plus years. As a Senior Dharma Teacher in the international Kwan Um School of Zen, she was ordained as a lay Buddhist clergy and pastoral counselor in 1980 at the Providence Zen Center in Cumberland, RI. Nancy also holds a Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology, and she is licensed by the State of Maine as a Pastoral Counselor in the Buddhist tradition.

Third Sunday Sit

with sangha friends
Sunday, April 19, 9 a.m. to noon
 
We are delighted to offer extended sitting on the third Sunday of the month. This is an opportunity to practice with a group in a relaxed and friendly environment. You can come for as much, or as little, of the morning practice as you'd like. Kindly enter and exit quietly. The morning includes alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and experienced practitioners. All meditation traditions are honored. There is a timekeeper but no instruction.
 
Everyone is welcome! 
 
Suggested donation: $5-20. Donations in any amount are graciously accepted.
 
For more information or to set up one-on-one meditation instruction, please contact Rachel at [email protected] or 594-1694