Weekly Dharma Gathering – Kitchen Sink Dharma (Westside)

Mixing Meditation with Everyday Life

Wednesdays (7:30 – 9pm) Westside Center

$10 suggested donation
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Meditation is less about achieving a peaceful state of mind than rolling up our sleeves and experiencing life directly. Washing dishes in the sink can be meditation as much as sitting in a monastery reciting mantras. These evenings are about integrating a spiritual life with a secular life and having a sense of humor along the way.

Join us for weekly talks by senior teachers of Shambhala Buddhism and community discussion. The evening features meditation instruction, a short period of meditation and refreshments. All are welcome; newcomers as well as seasoned practitioners. Bring a friend!

4            The Nuts and Bolts of Practice: So Easy Yet So Hard: Common Obstacles in Meditation
11          Letting the World Tickle You: The Genuine Heart of Sadness
18          Hiding Out: The Claustrophobic World of the Cocoon
25          No class – holiday
           The Nuts and Bolts of Practice: The Fragrance of Discipline: Light Touch vs the Grindstone
9            Doing the Right Thing: Motives, Actions, Consequences
16          ‘Tis the Season
23          Goodness and Mercy: Appreciating Oneself and the World
30          A recorded talk by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Westside Shambhala
3877A Grand View Blvd
Mar Vista, CA 90066


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