Buddhism and the Big D: Fridays in March with Rev. Jaki Fisher

People often say that Buddhism is a pessimistic religion – but is it? After all, as the saying goes, nothing is certain except death and taxes! Over 4 weeks, we will look at what Buddhism has to say about death. What does death mean? Why might be it important to think about death and why don’t we want to? How can we prepare for our death? Is there such a thing as a good death? And what might happen during and after we die? These sessions will include discussion, exploration, personal reflection and some meditations. Fridays 2, 9, 16 &…

May 4-6: Urban Retreat with Lama Marut & Cindy Lee in Singapore

More about the retreat: How do we as laypersons live in the world in a way that is guided by and stays true to the Buddha’s teachings? In this year’s “urban retreat” we will explore selections from the Buddhist classic, the Dhammapada or “Path of the Dharma,” perhaps the most important Buddhist text on how to live a good life in the midst of family and social life. We will learn how to follow in the Buddha’s footsteps from the ethical foundations, to detachment from unhealthy diversions, right through to the practices and wisdom that bring about final goal of…

NEW! 4-week Introduction to Meditation, with Angie

Meditation, the Great Teacher “The more we understand ourselves, the more flexible, tolerant and compassionate we can be. We are ready to forgive and forget. We understand others because we have understood ourselves.   We see our own failings, so compassion for others is automatic.  An accomplished meditator has achieved a profound understanding of life, and he or she inevitably relates to the world with a deep and uncritical love.” ~ Mindfulness in Plain English, by Bhante Gunaratana Join Angie in exploring the practice of meditation and ways to start as well as maintain a regular meditation practice.  Every session will include…