932 Mett St. NE, Olympia, WA 98516, Phone: 360-350-0897
THERAVADA IN OLYMPIA
English-speaking group meets at Buddhangkura
FOREST AWAKENINGS: GUIDED MEDITATION
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 PM
November 21 last time until early spring
Monk Steve (Pattago Bhikkhu) guides sitting and walking meditation, and gives a short talk at the end. For beginners and advanced meditators.
If you’re new, or bringing someone new, please come by 6:15 PM to receive important instructions. Meditation begins promptly at 6:30.
As of December, there will be a book study instead of Guided Meditation on 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Pattago Bhikkhu will be in Thailand for three months this winter. The book, The Contemplative’s Craft, lends itself to discussion of how we can put the Buddha’s teachings into practice in our daily lives. Books will be provided at the first session; a PDF is at Abhayagiri.org.
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 PM
CANCELLED ON THANKSGIVING. NEXT SILENT MEDITATION IS DECEMBER 12
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. Sometimes the monks join us.
Please be on time to all meditations, talks, and retreats 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 are free. Books are free, too! Donations are welcome.