TOPIC FOR THE OCTOBER 27, 2021 ZOOM
Hi Fellow Travelers–Thanks to the causes and conditions provided by the Covid-19 virus there will no assemblies in our meditation cottage until circumstances make it safe to assemble in groups. As I understand how Zoom works, you must preregister at the site Zoom.us, entering the URL : https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuf-2srDMtnERzureO8f2K4iQeRCf-dQ and using the password 620329 in order to participate in the events; registering one time will provide access to all the upcoming meetings, as long as we continue streaming them. As I understand the way it works, the meeting can be accessed by smartphone as well as any internet-connected computer system, following the instructions at the Zoom website. The meetings will be recorded and posted on the website as usual.
The presentation on October 27 will provide an unguided meditation. The Dharma talk will provide an opportunity for those who attended this year’s Deerhaven one-week retreat to “think out loud” about their meditation experience via Zoom. Providing this opportunity has been a tradition for our community for many years, as talking about your meditation practice with people who have knowledge of the Dharma helps to integrate what is learned; additionally the discussions provide inspiration for others to attend a residential retreat. I hope you will participate in the streaming meeting, and I wish you well. Peter
This review focuses on how the Wholesome Mind Conditioners activities produce qualities that reflect 6 ethical, relational and Wisdom components supporting the process of Awakening: Abstaining from Unwholesome Speech, Abstaining from Unwholesome Actions, Abstaining from Unwholesome Lifestyle Choices, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, and Wisdom. The discussion emphasizes how these qualities mature from mundane issues toward issues approaching realization of Nirvana.
Here are the notes prepared for this talk: Six Resultant Wholesome Mind Conditioners
There will not be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, as there will be a one-week retreat underway. Those attending the retreat will be provided an opportunity to share their experience during the Zoom meeting of October 27.