Meditation Practice Schedule
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VIRTUAL SANGHA PRACTICE: Mountain Mindfulness has postponed its weekly in-person practice until further notice. We host an online practice using the Zoom platform on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm.
You are invited to join the Zoom meeting between 6:45-7:00pm to begin settling in and creating our sangha cradle before the 7:00pm start time. And know that you are welcome to silently join and/or leave our practice at any time between 6:45-8:30.
VIRTUAL HEART SUTRA CHANT AND STUDY PRACTICE: We meet online on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm for a chant and dharma study of the Heart Sutra, one of the most important sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. A sutra is a basic teaching derived from the historical Buddha or one of his major disciples. The Heart Sutra is a teaching based on an insight of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion.
In our Plum Village tradition, we practice with a version of the Heart Sutra called The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore. This version is a profound and beautiful English translation of the Heart Sutra which Thay completed in 2014. For more information about this translation:
A link to the text of The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore: https://plumvillage.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2014-Thich-Nhat-Hanh-New-Heart-Sutra-letter-cc.pdf
A link to Thay’s explanation of why he made this translation: https://plumvillage.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Thich-Nhat-Hanh-Commentary-on-new-Heart-Sutra-translation.pdf
Our new monthly practice will include chanting The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore along with a recording of the chant, silent meditation, dharma study of the Heart Sutra following the commentaries in Thay’s book, The Other Shore (2017), and dharma sharing.
Please join us in exploring this deep teaching and practice. All are welcome. No experience with chanting necessary. As with our usual practice nights, you are invited to join the Zoom meeting between 6:45-7:00pm to begin settling in and creating our sangha cradle before the 7:00pm start time. And know that you are welcome to silently join and/or leave our practice at any time between 6:45-8:30.
IN-PERSON WALKING MEDITATION (DURING WARM MONTHS): Recurring monthly practice on the first Saturday of the month from 10-11:30am at the Main Street Nature Park in Weaverville. In the event of inclement weather, the practice will be rescheduled for another time during the month with notification on the evening before the scheduled practice. Click here to learn more. All welcome!
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