January Classes at Alameda Sangha with Feb 6 Daylong

Alameda Ongoing Classes -Every Sunday

January 2016

  3   Pauletta                 Resolutions or Relinquishment?
 10  Rebecca                   The Practice of Kindness
 17  Deb                          TBA
 24  Rebecca                   Moments of Awakening
 31  Rebecca                   Freedom through the Precepts


   7  Pauletta                     TBA
  14  Pauletta                     TBA
  21 Rebecca                    What's Love Got to Do With It?
  28 Rebecca                    Beyond Judgment      

Alameda Sangha is a place to practice and discuss mindfulness meditation and Buddhist teachings. We are led by three teachers of the Theravada tradition, Pauletta M. Chanco, Rebecca Dixon, and Deb Kerr. Find more about our teachers here..

We meet Sunday evenings from 7-9 * pm at the Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. in Alameda, CA 94501  



Feb 6 Daylong at Alameda Sangha

Meditation Daylong
Getting More Skillful with Vedana with Bhikkhuni Sobhana
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:30 am - 5 pm
Feeling - Vedana in the Pali language of early Buddhism - is the subtle first point where any experience becomes accessible to the conscious mind. We learn from the Buddha’s teaching to see feeling as the trigger for craving, and also the easiest point where we can interrupt the cycle of craving, clinging and suffering. But how to get free from this cycle without an unhealthy detachment from our inner life? 

In this daylong retreat we will aim to more fully know and experience feelings. This retreat led by Ayya  Sobhana, continues her investigation of fundamental Dhamma in the light of modern neuroscience and new thinking about emotion.

There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections, and time for questions and answers.

Lunch: Please bring lunch and, if you wish, food to offer the monastics. As in the time of the Buddha, Theravada monks and nuns do not grow or buy food and are completely dependent on donations of the daily meal. The monastics eat one main meal a day in late morning and monastic regulations require that they finish by midday. Offering prepared food to the monastics during the daylong provides an opportunity to participate in the tradition 

Ayya Sobhana is the Prioress of Aranya Bodhi, a new community for monastic women located on the Sonoma Coast of California. Together with Ayya Tathaaloka Theri, Ayya Sobhana has been deeply involved in the recent restoration of Bhikkhuni full ordination in the Theravada tradition. Please read more about her sangha here and about her background here.

Registration is requested: drop-in accepted.        

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