Thursday, April 30, 2015

This Sunday Alameda Sangha will be in Room A Alameda Hospital 2nd Floor - Obstacles to a Life Fully Lived Part 2

This Sunday Alameda Sangha will be in Room A 
Alameda Hospital 2nd Floor - 
Obstacles to a Life Fully Lived Part 2

Alameda Hospital 
2070 Clinton Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

Dear Ones,
Come and explore further and deeper, the hindrances or those 5 which cover over our inner nature of goodness, kindness and generosity by cultivating a more intimate understanding and relationship with them rather than turning away or continuing to remain on automatic pilot. Ajahn Sumedho says to adopt an "affectionate curiosity" towards them. 
Those who would like to delve deeper, must bring a journal. We will review the 5 hindrances from last Sunday, learn how to practice, reflect and explore them in a general way, and then more specifically, spend some time with each hindrance so that in selecting which of them tends to predominate for any of us in our daily lives and on the cushion, can observe in  the next week or so by noting in the journal any patterns, triggers and habits of reactivity that are specific to our own conditioning. 

Also, please save the date for the June 27th Climate change daylong taught by the Aloka Vihara nuns at the church! Tell your friends.

Do not forget to download the chanting on your phones or tablets to end the evening as always,
There will be ASL class offered by Judi and Aldon at the hospital this Sunday at 6 pm
 in Room A.

The Alameda Sangha is a place to practice and discuss 
mindfulness meditation and Buddhist teachings. Founded 
in 2008, today we are led by three teachers of the Theravada
tradition, Pauletta M. Chanco, Rebecca Dixon, and Deb Kerr. 

We meet Sunday evenings from 7-9* pm usually at the 
Buena Vista United Methodist Church,
 2311 Buena Vista Ave. in Alameda, CA. 
Everyone is welcome.  

There is no charge or fee for attending.  According to the ancient 
tradition of Theravadan Buddhism, we practice dana, the mindful
 generosity that opens the heart.  We provide a donations basket
 so those who attend can practice dana in turn and keep the sangha
going so that others can also attend freely.

Visit our blog for practice guidance and past dharma

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