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Sangha Night: Living Dharma

Sun, 8 Sep, 2013 - 15:59

Sangha Night: Living Dharma

Sun, 8 Sep, 2013 - 15:59Our theme continues with a different perspective as Viveka takes on the question of how we each live the Dharma. Part 1 of a 3-part series. Wednesday September 11, 7 PM.
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Sangha Night: Welcome back to the Fall Season

Tue, 3 Sep, 2013 - 00:52

Sangha Night: Welcome back to the Fall Season

Tue, 3 Sep, 2013 - 00:52At Sangha NIght this week, Viveka will lead this mainly social evening and give us a brief preview of events coming up this fall, including a 3-week Dharma series she herself is leading September 11 to 25. This is a great opportunity to get your own questions answered and also to bring any friends and/or family who may be interested in what we do here. 7-9 PM, Wednesday September 4.
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Friendship then and now

Mon, 19 Aug, 2013 - 15:54

Friendship then and now

Mon, 19 Aug, 2013 - 15:54Acarasiddhi will lead this evening with tales of friendship from the Buddha’s time, leading us nicely into two informal ceremonies celebrating friendship as practice in our tradition today.

Mitra is Sanskrit for friend. Our first ceremony will mark the handover of the role of Men’s Mitra Convenor from Shantinayaka to Prasadachitta. Next Prasadachitta will lead a Mitra Ceremony celebrating a personal commitment to practicing with friends in this community. Hope you can join us. 7-9 PM, Wednesday August 21.
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Conversations with the Buddha - Stories from the Pali Canon

Mon, 12 Aug, 2013 - 01:21

Conversations with the Buddha - Stories from the Pali Canon

Mon, 12 Aug, 2013 - 01:21At Sangha Night this week, Danamaya brings her creative touch to the teachings of the Pali canon and encourages us to participate. Part 2 of a series. 7-9 PM, Wednesday August 14.
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She who was Dawn Pavli is "Hridayashri"

Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 05:06

She who was Dawn Pavli is "Hridayashri"

Mon, 11 Feb, 2013 - 05:06Hridayashri has been Ordained into the Tri Ratna Buddhist Order. She who was Dawn Pavli.
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A Rhyme for a Friend's Ordination

Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 04:58

A Rhyme for a Friend's Ordination

Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 04:58Wherein the poet attempts to revalorize Mother Goose (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_the_House_That_Jack_Built) in the hopes of drawing out themes of conditioned co-arising and interdependence (with likely misplacements of ‘who’ and ‘that’). After hearing it, Ethan told me that not only had I revalorized it, I had also ethicized and psychologized it. This is why we get along, Ethan and I. But I digress.

This is the House that Dawn Built

This is the mat
That lies in the house that...
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New California Retreat Center

Fri, 16 Nov, 2012 - 03:18

New California Retreat Center

Fri, 16 Nov, 2012 - 03:18“The meditator, having gone to the forest, to the shade of a tree, or to an empty building, sits down with legs folded crosswise, body held erect, and sets mindfulness to the fore.”
— the Anapanasati Sutta

Dear Friends:

There is a new Triratna Retreat Center emerging in the mountains of Northern California. Our vision is to create a simple place for people to continue to go forth into the forest, and to go for refuge to Buddha,...
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California Total Immersion Meditation Retreat 2013

Fri, 21 Sep, 2012 - 07:47

California Total Immersion Meditation Retreat 2013

Fri, 21 Sep, 2012 - 07:47The SFBC is very exited to announce that Tejananda and Viveka will be leading a monthlong Total Immersion Meditation Retreat next summer, 22 June - 21 July 2013. We invite experienced meditators from throughout the Triratna Buddhist Community to join us in creating a silent meditation community at Jikoji Retreat Center, in the secluded natural beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco. For more info: California Total Immersion Meditation Retreat.