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Sangha Notes of Interest

SATIPATHANA STUDY
I would like to inform our members that starting on January 13 (Saturday) and extending for  as many sessions as needed (probably 6 maximum),  from noon to 2 there will be a study group on the Satipatthana Sutta. I will lead the group and it is open to anyone in our center with interest. The group will begin with a 30 minute meditation, followed by a break. From approximately 12:45 - 2 we will read together and discuss the Satipatthana Sutta. There is no charge for the group though teacher dana is welcome.

I recommend that anyone interested download The Satipatthana Sutta: The Four Frames of Reference, from accesstoinsight.org so that we are all using the same text. There are a number of translations available from Google, so take care to download the version that says "Four Frames of Reference".

Any questions, email me at helenrosen11@gmail.com

If interested, you can let me know, or if that is not possible just show up at the first meeting.

Helen Rosen

Sounding Out Interest in a Kalyana Mitta Group in South Jersey
This is Bailey in Collingswood, NJ. I try to come to PMC frequently to sit, but have found that driving across Philadelphia traffic with my schedule makes it challenging to sit with a group as often as I'd like.

I am emailing to sound out interest for those in the Cherry Hill area who might be interested in forming a Kalyana Mitta (or Spiritual Friends) group. If possible, would PMC spread the message?

Kalyana Mitta (KM) groups are usually comprised of 6-12 members who sit meditation, talk about their dharma practice/the dharma more generally. There is no teacher, we are all students. Here is a link for more information on KM groups: https://www.spiritrock.org/kalyana-mitta.

Anyone who is interested in joining the KM can email me at: bksocha@gmail.com.

Bailey Socha

Upcoming Special Events


A PMC Residential  Weekend Retreat
Friday- Saturday- Sunday
May 18, 19, 20, 2018
Cultivating a Wise Heart
Led by Annie Nugent
To be held at
Saint Raphaela Center
616 Coopertown Road
Haverford, Pennsylvania

Annie Nugent

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Dharma Discussion
The Role of Annica in Wisdom Practice
Sunday December 17, 2017
4:30 PM

Presented by
Beth Adelson

To be held at
The Philadelphia Meditation Center
8 East Eagle Road

This talk is offered freely
Donations to PMC and Beth greatly appreciated

Beth Adelson

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Shakuhachi Lessons Available

Kurt Nyoshun Findeisen and Robert Nyosei Kline,
2 licensed (jun shihan) members of the KiSuiAn
shakuhachi dojo are offering lessons on the Japanese bamboo flute, shakuhachi.  For further information:

Kurt Nyoshun Findeisen  e-mail: kfind@comcast.net
Robert Nyosei Kline         e-mail: rkline@wcupa.edu

Suggested Reading List For Beginners

A Path With Heart
by Jack Kornfield
Mindfulness by Joseph Goldstein
One Dharma by Joseph Goldstein
Breath By Breath by Larry Rosenberg
Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Gunaratana
Four Noble Truths by Ajahn Sumedho (available for free at PMC)

          Meditation and Recovery
Sitting on the cushion, the next right step
Ongoing Weekly Meeting on Wednesday evenings
At The Philadelphia Meditation Center
Doors open at 7 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Philadelphia Meditation Center Schedule

DECEMBER
2-Saturday Morning Extended Meditation
2--Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session 2-5 PM
3-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
4-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM

5-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
6-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
7-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
9-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation
10-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
12-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
13-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
14-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
16-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation
17-Sunday-Dharma Discussion 4:30 6:30 PM
17-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
18-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
19-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
20-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
21Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
24-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
CANCELLED
26-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
27-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
28-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
31-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
CANCELLED

JANUARY 2018

6-Saturday Morning Extended Meditation
6--Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session 2-5 PM
7-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
8-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM

9-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
10-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
11-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
13-
SATIPATHANA STUDY
13-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation
14-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
16-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
17-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
18-Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
20-SATIPATHANA STUDY
20-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation
21-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM
22-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
23-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
24-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM
25--Thursday-Meditation 7:30 PM
27-SATIPATHANA STUDY
28-Sunday-Dharma Discussion 4:30 6:30 PM

28-Sunday-Meditation 7:30 PM

30-Tuesday-Meditation 7:30 PM
31-Wednesday-Meditation and Recovery 7:30 PM


-"To be attached to a certain view
and to look upon other views as inferior,   
this the wise call a fetter
Shakyamuni  Buddha

Regular Sitting Practice:
Sittings are held in silence, on cushions or chairs.
The evening format includes
2 half-hour sitting sessions
separated  by a 15-minute walking meditation.
The Saturday morning format
consists of 45 minute sittings
and some walking, inside or outside.
Cleanup/clerical jobs follows for those who wish to stay.
   Thanks!


SITTING SCHEDULE
Sunday, Tuesday  and Thursday
Center opens at 7 PM
Sitting from 7:30 to 8:45 PM

Saturday Morning
Once each  month 8-12 Noon
8:00 A.M.    Center  opens
8:30 - 9:00   Instruction for beginners   
or practice discussion
9:00 - 11:45    Sitting and walking
12 Noon Center Cleanup  (Thanks!)

Dharma Discussion Fourth Sunday of Month
With Beth Adelson 4:30  to  6:30  PM unless announced otherwise

Saturday Afternoon Meditation
First  Second and Third Saturday of the Month
From 2 to 5 PM
for Silent Sitting and Walking Meditation.
Meditators are welcome to participate
in all or a portion of the Session


Mindfulness is the path to the deathless;
Heedlessness is the path to death.
The mindful do not die;
But the heedless are as if dead already.
Dhammapada 21