There is always the possability of radical change. Every moment, every moment, we are dying and being reborn, we and all of life.
We're deciding week-to-week about how to structure our Monday evening meeting given changing information around COVID. For more info on this, Zoom links to meetings, our in-person COVID restrictions, and answers to other questions, please send a message to: email@example.com.
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Monday evenings 6:30-7:45 pm — This is our main sit composed of a 30-45 minute sit followed by a dharma talk.
Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:10 — A brief reading followed by a 20-minute sit.
Friday mornings 7:30-8:10 — A brief reading followed by a 20-minute sit.
Saturday mornings 7:30-8:10 — A brief reading followed by a 20-minute sit.
Every third Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:30 am — Glenda Hodges Cook and Chris Schrodt facilitate an open discussion about meditation and our practice. This hour-and-a-half time is open to anyone.
Dana or “generosity” is explained in greater detail below. Briefly, the giving of dana is both a cultivation of generosity in a broad sense and in a specific sense, a financial gift from student to teacher. The PayPal button below will allow you to set an amount you wish to give to the teacher of our virtual meetings on Monday nights. We are setting this option up now because of our needs to social distance and suspend for the time being our regular Monday night meditations while at the same time wanting to support our teachers.
Following the ancient Buddhist tradition of dana, students freely give to the teacher of their own generosity. There is no right or wrong amount. Just follow your heart. This tradition is of vital importance as, for over 2,500 years, it has kept the teachings open to all, and free from being reduced to a commodity for sale.
Dana is one of the most fundamental of Buddhist practices. It is a purifying and transformative practice that allows us to develop spiritually through contributing to the well-being of others. While dana can refer to how students support teachers financially, it also refers to the cultivation of generosity in all aspects of our lives. It can include generosity with our time, our energy, and through our practice when we live according to the precepts. Through dana, we recognize and affirm our connection to all beings.
Until further notice we will meet on Zoom. At some point we hope to return to the place where we have been meeting: Clifton Unitarian Church, 2231 Payne St., Louisville.
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