Dharma Inspired Book Group. Go to Dharma Friends Website for zoom instructions and directions for free book download.
Promoting Unity: Becoming aware of and working with habits that divide us
An 8-week facilitated book group program using Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them by Shakil ChoudhuryWith Andrea Fella and IMC Dharma LeadersJan 24 – March 21Registration Required: opens December 7th, closes January 11th(details below)The stress of division is very obvious in our country and world right now. Much of this division is a result of deep habits that are conditioned in all of us. These habits promote an “us vs. them” framework, a key root of division. Shakil Choudhury’s book provides a modern perspective on overcoming this framework. We will also explore Buddhist teachings and practices that support letting go of these divisive habits.
The program will consist of large and small group meetings. There will be eight weekly small group meetings (with about 8 people) facilitated by IMC Local Dharma Leaders, which will allow an intimate conversation about the material in the book. Andrea Fella will facilitate three large group meetings that will explore Buddhist teachings that can support us in this work.As part of the eightfold path, the Buddha encouraged us to refrain from divisiveness and instead, promote unity and concord. By engaging in this work, we can bring our practice into the world to help heal painful divisions. Program Structure
3 Large group Zoom meetings: Sunday, Jan 24th 1-3pmSunday Feb 21st, 1-3pmSunday March 21st, 1-3pm8 Weekly small group Zoom meetings:90-minute weekly meetings between January 24 and March 21.
A variety of times will be offered. Select one when you register.
RegistrationSpace is limited and the event requires registration Details on how to register will be posted here before December 7th. You will be asked to provide your email and a physical address so we can mail a copy of the book to you. Zoom link details will be sent to your email address.DanaAs with all programs at IMC, this event is offered on a donation basis.
The Dharma Life: A Course in Integration for Experienced Students
Taught by Diana Clark and Kim Allen
Six sessions on Zoom: Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm PST; Jan 7 – Feb 11, 2021
The wise and compassionate qualities that emerge through meditation and dharma practice can come alive in each moment of experience. As we move into 2021, how is the Dharma coming alive for you?
In this course, we will engage with inquiry and discussion, as well as individual practices, to deepen our ability to embody the Dharma in all areas of our life. Drawing from classical Buddhist teachings and texts, we will explore how the uniqueness of our own experience intersects with these ancient teachings.
Sessions include meditation, teachings, inquiry, reflection, and readings. We recommend practitioners have at least three years of regular dharma practice to benefit from this course.
Please register to receive the Zoom link and course materials.