It's the time of year when we commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha with a DIY Dharma sangha social. We'll follow our tradition of having a picnic, storytelling, music, games, and meditation.
Since we opened our doors, in 2011, we have offered over a thousand Free or By donation Yoga and Meditation classes. We have given Hundreds of workshops and events; Hosted over 150 Volunteer teachers introduced thousands of students to yoga, and we helped transform the many lives of the community that we serve.
In this episode we give you some very simple sitting meditation instruction. Included are instructions on preparing the body for meditation by sitting correctly and learning to relax into meditation. Then follows step by step directions on how to do mindfulness of the breath meditation.
In this episode we look at three reasons why you should meditate. Even though your life is already busy, there are many good reasons to add meditation to your list. Meditation is the only place where you can learn to see into the nature of reality as it really is. Meditation will give you eyes.
"A Sangha is a community of resistance, resisting the speed, violence and unwholesome ways of living that are prevalent in our society. Mindfulness is to protect ourselves and others. A good Sangha will lead us in the direction of harmony and awareness. The substance of the practice is most important. The forms can be adapted." ~ Thich Nhat Hahn