Walk to Feed the Hungry: New York City

Northeast USA  

November 1, 2014
9:00 amto2:00 pm

Join us in NYC for a wonderful mix of Friends, Dharma, and Right Cause! The NYC Walk to Feed the Hungry will begin at the North Lawn. Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi, Buddhist Global Relief chairperson, will be our Walk Leader. Read More »

Sharing the Dharma Day

Northwest USA  

November 2, 2014
10:00 amto4:00 pm

Venerable Thubten ChodronNewport, WA

One Sunday per month, Sravasti Abbey opens its doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. People from all faiths and backgrounds can apply the principles explored on Sharing the Dharma Day to Read More »

Teaching Meditation: 2015 Yearlong Training Program

November 3, 2014toDecember 1, 2014

New York City
Application fee is waived if received by December 1

Applications are now being accepted for the Interdependence Project’s 2015 Yearlong Meditation Teacher Training. This program is a rigorous cycle of study and practice of the principles of secular Buddhism and its contemplative practices. Read More »

Sesshin: Silent Illumination

Southwest USA  

November 4, 2014toNovember 9, 2014

Zazen in Upayas Circle of the Way Temple (112x150)Upaya Zen Center

Silent Illumination Sesshin, led by Sinzan Palma and Joshin Brian Byrnes,  gives participants the opportunity to practice long and frequent periods of silent meditation. We round out our exploration of silent illumination with the writings of Hongzhui, the Chinese master of “Cultivating the Empty Field,” and inspiration of Japanese Read More »

Transcending Tibet: A Preview Exhibition

Northeast USA  

November 6, 2014toDecember 4, 2014

Truest Version, Rabkar WangchukNew York City

Join us this fall for a contemporary Tibetan art exhibition –
a special first look at the work of eleven of Transcending Tibet‘s participating artists. Traveling from Nepal, Italy, Switzerland, Amsterdam, and Queens, these artists Read More »

Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium 2014

Northeast USA  

November 6, 2014toNovember 9, 2014

Garrison, NY

Communication & Interpersonal Relationship within Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Meditation and mindfulness techniques are now the new best practices for palliative and end-of-life care practitioners to help their patients alleviate pain and suffering. Visionary medical leaders including Dr. Diane Meier, Dr. Ira Byock, and Dr. Rita Charon will join Buddhist teachers Robert Chodo Campbell and Koshin Paley Ellison Read More »

Full Moon Loving-Kindness Practice and Refuge Ceremony

Northwest USA  

November 6, 2014toDecember 6, 2014

Full Moon 2013 Metta image 180x180Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

To support loving-kindness (metta) practice around the world, we will meditate together on nights when there is a full moon.

Metta meditation is an antidote to fear and anxiety, and a complement to the cool clarity of wisdom. Read More »

Mindful Eating Retreat at Great Vow Zen Monastery

Northwest USA  

November 7, 2014 5:00 pmtoNovember 9, 2014 1:00 pm

Clatskanie, OR

Led by Jan Chozen Bays, MD, author of Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

“Eat when hungry, sleep when tired.” This ancient Zen saying is a simple prescription for a satisfying life. But for many people, simply eating is anything but simple. It is ironic that in a land of plenty, people suffer from a disordered relationship Read More »

White Tara Teaching and Retreat with White Tara Empowerment

Northeast USA  

November 7, 2014toNovember 12, 2014

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

White Tara is known for compassion, long life, healing, and serenity. If done with sincerity and devotion, the White Tara practice can lead to the experience of perfect awakening. Lama Lodro Lhamo teaches on the text, ritual, chanting, music, and tormas Friday through Sunday and leads practice Read More »

Zen Poetry: True Expressions Through Reading and Writing, at Village Zendo

Northeast USA  

November 8, 2014
10:00 amto5:00 pm

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 11.14.08 AMNew York City

A workshop with Roshi Enkyo O’Hara

In this day-long workshop, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara will lead the group in appreciating and responding to poetry with Zen themes, from ancient times to right now. Read More »

Walk to Feed the Hungry: Willington, CT

Northeast USA  

November 9, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm

On Sunday, November 9, we are having our third annual Buddhist Global Relief Hunger Walk in Connecticut. This year, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, founder and chairman of BGR, and Ven. Ajahn Bounlieng, Abbot of Wat Lao Lane Xang Temple, will lead the Walk.

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Leigh Miller in Conversation with the Artists

Northeast USA  

November 12, 2014
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Holographic Bodhisattva, Kesang Lamdark

As part of our contemporary Tibetan art preview exhibition, Transcending Tibet, we invite you to join us for a talk with eight of the participating artists, moderated by contemporary Tibetan art scholar Leigh Miller. Traveling from Nepal, Italy, Switzerland, Amsterdam, and Queens, these artists will discuss everything from their unconventional choices of Read More »

True Secret: Sit, Walk, Write

Southwest USA  

November 12, 2014toNovember 16, 2014

Mountain field (113x150)Upaya Zen Center

Natalie Goldberg and Wendy Johnson lead this retreat, which offers the opportunity to develop the active mind of writing with the contemplative atmosphere of silence, sitting, and walking. It is designed to place you solidly in your own experience, to develop a strong writing spine at the same time as to open a fresh Read More »