932 Mett St. NE, Olympia, WA 98516, Phone: 360-350-0897
THERAVADA IN OLYMPIA
English-speaking group at Buddhangkura.
ALL TEMPLE ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS
Abbot Ratsamee wishes to protect the monks as much as possible, and made this decision as of 3/12/20.
MONTHLY SCHEDULE 2020:
— WALKING THE PATH BOOK STUDY —
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
If you missed the earlier sessions, come anyway.
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? Free books are available at the study. We’ll read together, so no need to read ahead of time. PDF is at Abhayagiri.org.
— SILENT MEDITATION —
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
Suitable for meditators who have a method already, and know they can sit for an hour. During the hour, you are welcome to stretch or stand up quietly. There will be no official break. The monks have been joining us. They chant briefly at the beginning to help settle our minds.
Please be on time to all meditations, talks, and book study so you don’t disturb others.
Meditation for lay people took off in Burma/Myanmar, then spread to Thailand, and in the 1970’s, came here to America. 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 enlightenment.
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.