Dharma Friends

Dharma Friends

Dharma Friends events encourage spiritually-based friendships and a sense of community in our sangha. All sangha members are welcome to our events and may bring friends.

There is no cost for classes, events or retreats at IMC. No pre-registration is required unless otherwise stated.

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March 5, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dharma-Inspired Book Group



    Just One More… Appreciative Joy: Jealousy Selfish Desire and Buddhist Teaching on the Cycles of Addiction.

    By Ajahn Amaro

     Next Zoom meeting: Friday, March 5, 5-6:30 p.m.Pacific time

      

    READING ASSIGNMENT: 

    Read from page 58 at “So We Allow…” in chapter 7 “Knowing Emotions within the Body” through page 75, chapter 9  “Question and Answers

     PDF attached. PDF, EPUB and MOBI are available for download at:

    https://forestsangha.org/teachings/books/just-one-more?language=English

    The Dharma-Inspired book group is self-led. For our current book, Anne Foster is acting as facilitator and contact person:afoster@rawbw.com


    Now WEEKLY via Zoom!

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84573235424?pwd=cFpycVZMVnpQVmxqMUhiYXhod3AwUT09

    Meeting ID: 845 7323 5424

    Passcode: 696522

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            +1 669900 6833 US (San Jose)

    Meeting ID: 845 7323 5424

    Passcode: 696522

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    About these books

    From the preface:

    “The small books in this series of four, consisting of reflections and practices related to the ‘Sublime Abiding Places for the Heart’– the four brahma-viharas. The vision for the series is to explore these sublime abidings via the somewhat oblique approach of looking at what counters or muddies their activity. … In this third book we will be investigating mudita through the lens of self-centered desire and its relationship to dissatisfaction; how the quest to fulfill personal craving lead not to joy but rather to pain-haunted addictions; how joy, instead, comes from unselfishness,giving and consciously delighting in the blessings that others have....”

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March 12, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Dharma-Inspired Book Group



    More info will be added the week before this meeting.


    For questions, contact Anne Foster, afoster@rawbw.com.


    To receive updates about Dharma friends events via e-mail:

    Go to https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/dharma-friends/ and follow the instructions under "subscribe to receive e-mail updates".






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March 13, 2021
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm IMC Dharma Friends Movie, Music, and Poetry Get-Together

    IMC Dharma Friends Movie, Music, and Poetry Get-Together Topic: Dharma Friends Movie, Music, & Poetry Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81425007465?pwd=eXRsREZDYXRxVkE5RVZORmdNWm1rQT09 Meeting ID: 814 2500 7465 Passcode: 336188 One tap mobile +16699006833,,81425007465#,,,,*336188# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,81425007465#,,,,*336188# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) Meeting ID: 814 2500 7465 Passcode: 336188 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbPbuBNxs4


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