Tuesday evening Meditation

Show Me Dharma offers drop in meditation sessions every Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm. Our next session is tonight at 7:30 pm Tuesday, January 2nd. All are welcome, even if you have never tried meditation before. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to meditate. No registration is required. We provide cushions and chairs. Each session offers meditation instruction, a 30-40 minute sit, dharma talk and discussion. These sessions are offered without charge. This service is support by dana (donations).

TIBETAN CHANTING GROUP

TIBETAN CHANTING GROUP

led by Carla Campbell

Date and Time: Sundays 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Location: Show Me Dharma
 
The Tibetan Chanting Group discusses the use of mindful sound (i.e., mantras), in Tibetan Buddhist mind training. The group learns various modes of chanting common mantras such as those of Green Tara (OM TARA TAM SOHA) and Avalokite (OM MANI PEMAY HUM), the female and male symbols of compassion and loving kindness.
Bishop William Green is relocating. With Bishop Green’s relocating, Carla Campbell will coordinate with group in the future. Bishop Green will continue to be a teaching resource for the group on an intermittent basis. Bishop Green is a bishop in the African Orthodox Church. He also is an inter-denominational chaplain, has studied Buddhism with the Dalai Lama, and is a published scholar on religion in the southern black community. For more information, call 601-316-7614

The Four Mantras

Thich Nhat Hanh suggests these phrases to be said out-loud to open the heart and heal. Be a Bodhisattva and offer compassion and healing to yourself and others.

The Four Mantras

“Dear one, I am here for you.”

“Dear one, I know that you are here, alive and that makes me very happy.”

“Dear one, I know that you are suffering. That’s why I am here for you.”

“Dear one, I am suffering. I need your help. I need you to explain to me why you did this thing to me.”

Over the holidays with family and friends and others is an especially fruitful time to practice in this way.

Notes & excerpts from Thursday committed practice class readings

~ By Armine Alioto