Zen Arts with Allan Sosei Palmer

image003On Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of First Parish, 20 Lexington Road in Concord, Jhamtse Buddhist Center will host the second of a series on “Zen Arts,” welcoming Allan Sosei Palmer to demonstrate Japanese tea ceremony.

Allan, a practitioner and teacher for forty-four years, will integrate tea with related elements of aesthetics, kindness, and engagement with others, in a journey onto one path of Buddhist meditation. Tea ceremony – the mindful preparation and sharing of a cup of tea – has deep roots in China and Japan, where, as Chado, or the “way of tea” it became a meditative art associated with Zen practice.

Kyudo in Concord, The Art of Zen Archery

Kyudo_archers_600x900On Thursday, October 6 from 7:30-9pm at First Parish in Concord, MA, Don Seckler will demonstrate the Zen art of Kyudo in Concord.

Kyudo is a movement practice, like yoga, in which the condition of the body reflects, and is a means of observing and working with, mind, balance, and focus. In a larger sense, it is a way of approaching the Dharma, facilitating work with expectation, attachment, evenness of attention, dignity, and compassion.

Geshe Dondup Tsering: September Visit

Geshe Dondup

Geshe Dondup Tsering will be visiting the Concord sangha for two weeks in September. Geshe-la will be teaching on meditation and related subjects, and it’s sure to be a great experience for both newcomers to Buddhism and seasoned practitioners. Geshe-la visited us last year and we enjoyed some very entertaining and thought-provoking discussions. We will meet in the Chapel at First Parish, Concord, MA, and all are welcome.

Please join us!

Concord Sangha Guest Teachings with Geshe Dondup Tsering
When:
Wednesday, Sept 7, 9:30-11am
Thursday, Sept 8, 7:30-9pm
Wednesday, Sept 14, 9:30-11am
Thursday, Sept 15, 7:30-9pm

Where: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742
Questions? Email concordsangha@gmail.com

The Eightfold Path with Kate Lila Wheeler

Kate Lila Wheeler will be teaching at the Thursday Evening Sangha Group in Concord on the Eightfold Path. This is part of a series of talks on the topic — we are somewhere around right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

This has been a highly interactive teaching, with plenty of discussion and idea sharing. Practitioners who are accustomed to a more traditional lecture followed by Q&A may find this a welcome, refreshing change. While the knowledge from the series is cumulative, it is not necessary to have attended the previous teachings.

Please join us!

Teaching: The Eightfold Path with Kate Lila Wheeler
When: June 23, 2016 | 7:30pm – 9pm
Where: First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA 01742
Questions? Email concordsangha@gmail.com

Love & Compassion: A Buddhist Perspective

Afternoon teachings from Geshe Pema Dorjee

photo of Geshe Pema Dorjee

“A meaningful life and happiness is the direct effect of love and compassion.”

Teaching: "Love & Compassion – A Buddhist Perspective"
When: Sunday, February 14th 2016. Talks at 1pm and 3pm.
Where: The Multifaith Center at Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA

Join us on Sunday, February 14th at 1pm and/or 3pm, all are welcome at both or either talk.
Refreshments before, between, and after talks.

Sponsored by Jhamtse Buddhist Center & Wellesley College Buddhist Community

More Info: bit.ly/love21416
Questions? Email Veronica or call 781.283.2171

Compassion in Action During Difficult Times

Renowned Tibetan Monk to Visit MetroWest and Worcester, Massachusetts

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Geshe Dondup Tsering is visiting in the MetroWest and Worcester area in July 2015, under the sponsorship of Jhamtse International, an Acton-based nonprofit that sponsors Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community in an ethnically Tibetan area of Northeast India. This Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy will be available through a series of events across the area. Make time to meet this joyful, funny, accomplished, and compassionate teacher, who generously offers his knowledge, wisdom, and experiences of the Buddhist philosophy.

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