Meditation and Book Study

Sign for Buddhangkura Buddhist Temple, Olympia, WA

932 Mett St. NE, Olympia, WA 98516, Phone: 360-350-0897

THE TEMPLE IS OPEN.  MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED.



THERAVADA IN OLYMPIA

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English-speaking group meeting at Buddhangkura


Walking the Path using Meditation and Book Study

 Thursday, October 29, 6:30-8:00 PM.  Last meeting until spring.

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At the end of the usual program, those who wish can tell us their plan for keeping in touch with the dhamma over the winter.  Saying it can solidify the plan, and you may be more apt to carry it out.
Silent and walking meditation (total 30 min.), then we’ll continue reading “The Contemplative’s Craft,” and discuss how we can put the Buddha’s teachings into practice in our daily lives.  How can we walk the path?  Meditation is available for those even if you don’t wish to stay for study.  Free books.  PDF at https://www.abhayagiri.org/books/609-the-contemplatives-craft.
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Cushions and chairs available

We are ventilating with fans to blow air out open doors of the spacious temple.  Reliable masks, not fake or droopy ones, are required for entry.  Free masks.  Please be on time.

Our last meeting will be October 29.  We’ll begin again with warmer weather in April or so.  Please continue to check this website for links to teachings and other Theravada websites.

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Solitude is an opportunity to deepen your practice.  Pattago Bhikkhu‘s advice to meditate first thing after waking up is invaluable right now.  Start your day with the dhamma, and it will help you throughout the day to keep your mind more restful.
Pattago Bhikkhu will provide retreats and occasional talks when the pandemic is over.

Theravadan meditation and teachings at various monasteries:

Guided meditation, 30 min., Ajahn Jayasaro. How to develop interest to increase enjoyment of meditation, and therefore to strengthen commitment to it. The balance between effort and relaxation, physically and mentally.  A talk including guided meditation.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haUs0Xbekzo

Many Theravadan websites and monasteries offer online and/or youtube teachings.  Please see our tab “Reliable websites” for some of them.

Amavariti Monastery in England has Sunday talks available online. https://www.amaravati.org/

Ajahn Brahm‘s monastery in Australia has teachings by various monks.  https://bswa.org/teachings.


Please be on time to all meditations, talks, and book study so you don’t disturb others.


Around the turn of the 19th-20th century, Ajahn Mun revived meditation in Thailand for monastics.  His students created an international monastery in Thailand where westerners could become monks, and in the 1970s they brought the practices to the west where they have been teaching laity.  Southeast Asia is at the heart of meditation.  Theravada in Olympia bases its methods on the Buddha’s instructions in the suttas.  His way lead him to an end of suffering, to enlightenment.


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Cushions and chairs available.  No registration is required for any meditation, talk, chanting, or retreat.

All meditations/talks/chantings/book studies are free.  Books are free, too!  Donations are welcome.


Barbara, organizer, craventemple@gmail.com
Pattago Bhikkhu, retreat teacher, forestmonk108@gmail.com
Phra Ratsamee, abbot, 360-350-0897