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Wed Mar 22: Verse 20 of Reflections on Silver River

What is your relationship like with anger? Join us tomorrow night as we share and discuss the topic of anger and how we can be with this pain. We will work through Verse 20 and its commentary in Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation of Tokmé Zongpo’s Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Here’s Verse 20: […]

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Wed Mar 15: Guided meditation, open share, and discussion

Wednesday night’s class will begin with a guided meditation led by Paul. After the break, there will be a facilitated open sharing session. If you’re new to open sharing, the guidelines are simple, we create a container for fearless, mindful interaction, connection, and inner exploration. Types of questions and comments to share and expect: Technical […]

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When You Are Rich and Famous

For more on my experience of intensive meditation teacher training in the heart of Toronto, check out my previous post: Adventures in Shamelessness During my first year of training, my meditation teacher Paul was incredibly available and generous with his time, instruction, and attention. Even though I didn’t yet know that attention, like writing, was a […]

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Wed Mar 1st: Verse 18 of Reflections on Silver River

First half: Dawn, Apprentice Second half: Paul, Senior teacher This week we will work through Verse 18 and its commentary in Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation of Tokmé Zongpo’s Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Here’s Verse 18: When you are down and out, held in contempt, Desperately ill and emotionally crazed, Don’t lose your heart. […]

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Wed Feb 22: Guided meditation, open share, and discussion

Wednesday night’s class will begin with a guided meditation led by Roxana. After the break, there will be a facilitated open sharing session. If you’re new to open sharing, the guidelines are simple, we create a container for fearless, mindful interaction, connection, and inner exploration. Types of questions and comments to share and expect: Technical […]

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Wed February 15th: The Full Awareness of Breathing Sutra

The Wednesday night class will be taught by Laurie, intermediate teacher at Luminous Ground. This will be the second class on the Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing sutra, one of the most important teachings in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. Each month this year, one class will be devoted to this sutra. This week […]

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February 8th: Verse 17 of Reflections on Silver River

First half: Paul, Senior teacher Second half: Paul, Senior teacher This week we will work through Verse 17 and its commentary in Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation of Tokmé Zongpo’s Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Here’s Verse 17: Even if your peers or those below you Put you down to make themselves look better, […]

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February 1st: Verse 16 of Reflections on Silver River

First half: Roxana, Apprentice Second half: Paul, Senior teacher This week we will work through Verse 16 and its commentary in Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation of Tokmé Zongpo’s Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Here’s Verse 16: Even if a person you have cared for as your own child Treats you as her worst […]

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Wed January 25th: The Full Awareness of Breathing Sutra

The Wednesday night class will be taught by Laurie, intermediate teacher at Luminous Ground. He will guide us through the 16 exercises of the Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing sutra. The Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing is one of the most important sutras in the Plum Village tradition, and is taught at every Plum […]

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January 18th 2017 A crowd, an accuser, and you…the accused.

  January 18th 2017 A crowd, an accuser, and you…the accused.   The Wednesday night class will be taught by Paul, senior teacher at LG. We will work through Verse 15 and its commentary in Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation of Tokmé Zongpo’s Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. Here’s Verse 15: Even if […]

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