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!
2 The Nuts and Bolts of Practice: A Settled Mind
9 Chaos As Good News
16 Work: Engaging with Delight
23 A recorded talk by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
30 The Shambhala Path: Basic Goodness and the Path of the Warrior
7 The Nuts and Bolts of Practice: Doing Nothing: What is Meditation and Why Do It?
14 Harvesting Kindness
21 Grasping at Straws: The Allure of the Three Lords of Materialism
28 A recorded talk by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
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 A recorded talk by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
2 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
3877A Grand View Blvd
Mar Vista, CA 90066
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