932 Mett St. NE, Olympia, WA 98516, Phone: 360-350-0897
FOREST AWAKENINGS: GUIDED MEDITATION CLASS
1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 PM
Pattago Bhikkhu (Monk Steve) guides this sitting and walking meditation class, and gives a short talk at the end. An American monk, Pattago studied Buddhism and practiced meditation for 17 years before ordaining in May 2017.
The class is appropriate for beginners and advanced meditators. No registration is required. If you’re new to this class, please come 15 minutes early. Otherwise, please arrive on time so you don’t have to wait for the walking meditation to enter.
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.
Talk: The Four Sublime Abidings
February 26, 6:30-7:30 PM
Phra Maha Nirodha will talk about the four sublime abidings, the differences amongst them, their benefits, and how to cultivate them. They are loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.
Bhante was a novice monk while living in a monastery during his youth, and took full ordination 15 years ago. He was born in Calcutta, grew up in Bangladesh, spent years in Thailand where he attended college, and now resides at Buddhangkura. He attributes his knowledge of the Buddha’s teachings mainly to his teacher, but also learned during his many years at the monastery where Buddhism was taught daily. He will teach in English.
Question and answers on any Buddhism subject at the end.
Cushions and chairs available.
All events are free. A $10 donation is requested, but if you can’t donate, please come anyway!
Free books at all events. Theravada Buddhism does not believe in selling dhamma like goods in the marketplace. Donations are welcome to help pay for postage.