Sunday, July 11, 2010

Starting a discussion on Making the Invisible Visible

We will start this week reading and talking about the Spirit Rock Publication "making the invisible visible: healing racism in our buddhist communities" found here :

Specifically this week we will be starting with the personal essay, found in Section Two in the above link, titled:

Reflections on the Five Precepts and Diversity by Sharon Smith.

(fyi: the reading is short, so I will be reading ouloud the section about the first precept in class from the above essay, and in following classes we will be discussing the other precepts, with time permitting).

-Eileen Ybarra

Friday, July 2, 2010

July 4 People of Color Group

We will be meeting as normal during the holiday weekend. I'll bring the excerpt from a dharma talk by Ajahn Amaro, Refuge in the attributes of our own being, again-- it wasn't played last week due to the low turnout.

“A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living” — Rudolf Steiner

Sunday, June 27, 2010

27 June 2010

The last couple weeks discussions have been loosely structured around the theme of the three refuges (Sangha, Dharma, Buddha). We'll continue tonight with an excerpt from a dharma talk by Ajahn Amaro, Refuge in the attributes of our own being.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Re-cap from last week. Looking ahead...

During the previous group we discussed the various aspects of community in response to an essay by Gil Fronsdal that Eileen shared. The essay discussed how communities can be too much in the "light" or in the "shadow".

This weekend (Sunday 20 June) Sharyll will share an 11 minute talk given by Pema Chodron on working with ego, from her CD called "Getting Unstuck".

Personally I'm feeling especially grateful for this group. Thank you everyone for making this happen. There's nothing else like it in LA!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sunday Sit

We’re having our weekly sit this Sunday (tomrrow) at 7:30pm at 4300 Melrose Ave. We’ll share and discuss a piece by Gil Fronsdal on sangha.