Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Five Precepts of Buddhism 1.) Not to kill but to cherish all life 2.) Not to lie but to tell the truth 3.) Not to steal, but to respect the things of others 4.) Not to commit sexual misconduct but to respect the wholeness of relationship 5.) Not to misuse intoxicants but to practice clarity of mind These are the Buddha's basic guidelines for peace and happiness.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Hey folks, we'll be moving to every 1st and 3rd Monday as of Monday, November 19th. Same time, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, same place, the Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 So come meditate with us every 1st and 3rd Monday! Gina Sharpe teaches the POC Sangha every 2nd Monday at New York Insight Meditation Center, 28 W.27th st. 10th Floor, between Broadway and 6th Ave. in Manhattan, so we can have a continuity in our practice with Mondays, starting the week off grounded and supported by community. I'd like to share with you a compilation of one of the great Teachers in our Insight Meditation lineage, Ajahn Chah:
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The city has been rocked by Hurricane Sandy, and there is a lot of anxiety and stress in our atmosphere. What better time, to slow down, take a pause, and come together collectively to meditate! We will still be meeting for meditation on Election Day night and our usual location, the Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave. between Bond and Hoyt Tuesday, November 6th at our ususal time of 7pm. Thanks to Regine Romain for reminding me of the insight mediation theme song by Funkadelic, "Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts." "Listen to the inner voice A higher wisdom is at work for you Conqering the stumbling blocks come easier When the conqueror is in tune with the infinite Every ending is a new beginning Life is an endless unfoldment Change your mind, and you change your relation to time... You gravitate to that which you secretly love most You meet in life the exact reproduction of your own thoughts There is no chance, coincidence or accident In a world ruled by law and divine order You rise as high as your dominant aspiration You descend to the level of your lowest concept of your self Free your mind and your ass will follow The infinite intelligence within you knows the answers Its nature is to respond to your thoughts Be careful of the thought-seeds you plant in the garden of your mind For seeds grow after their kind"