Meditations and talks

Sign for Buddhangkura Buddhist Temple, Olympia, WA

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


WALKING THE PATH: CONCENTRATION

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Buddhangkura Buddhist Temple

932 Mett St. NE, Olympia, WA

Monk Steve (Pattago Bhikkhu) will talk on concentration, and relevant meditations will be included.  He has spent 20 years studying Buddhism and meditating, and has extensive teaching experience.

Right Concentration is a factor on the Eightfold Path, and is therefore necessary for relief of suffering.  Pattago will teach how to develop concentration.


MONTHLY SCHEDULE:

DSC00047FOREST AWAKENINGS: GUIDED MEDITATION

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:15-7:45 PM

On September 17, the 3rd Tuesday in September, there will be a talk instead of guided meditation.  See above.

Monk Steve (Pattago Bhikkhu) guides sitting and walking meditation, and gives a short talk at the end.

This guided meditation is appropriate for beginners and advanced meditators.  If you’re new, or bringing someone new, please come by 6:15 PM to receive important instructions.

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SILENT MEDITATION

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 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.


Please be on time to all meditations and talks 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.


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Cushions and chairs available.  No registration is required.

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


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