Currently Scheduled Events


Daily Morning Meditation

Dates: Every day 8:00-9:00am PST
Cost: free/donation/Gift Economy
Commitment: no RSVP needed
Location: Virtual via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/370125244
Zoom Password: Meditation

Brief Summary:

Starting at 8:00am, we will begin with a 5-minute reflection/reading, followed by 40 minutes of silent meditation. Optional discussion from 8:45 – 9:00am.  Feel free to pop in or out as works with your schedule.

On Sundays, we’ll stick around for another hour of dhamma discussion & sharing, from 8:45-10:00am.

As we will be in silence you are welcome to do whatever style or technique of meditation appeals to you, although the reflection will likely revolve around the Buddhist Insight Meditation tradition.  Most weeks, I facilitate Tuesday to Friday and Asher Wallis hosts Saturday to Monday.

 

Buddhist Living: An 8-Week Course in Embodying Wisdom

When: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm PT, 4/13 – 6/8 (break 5/11)
Where: Zoom / Virtual
Registration: Email me at David@pathofsincerity.com
Cost: Donation / gift economy.  I’d suggest reading this article for thinking about donations.

Brief Summary:

This course is essentially an answer to the question, “how does one live like a Buddhist in a life of 21st century responsibilities, relationships, and challenges?”

It will approach Buddhism not as a religion, an academic textbook, or a set of stripped-down secular practices, but rather as a well-rounded path for how to live well.  You’ll learn the core philosophies, meditation techniques, and behavioral practices, focusing mostly on “trying it out in your daily life” and “seeing for yourself what happens.”  The course content will revolve around the two main teachings in Buddhism: the Four Noble Truths & the Noble Eightfold Path.

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Untangling Anxiety: A 6-Week Mindfulness Course

When: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm PT, 5/17 – 6/21
Where: The Flander’s House Community Room — 2926 NE Flanders St, Portland 97232
Registration: Opens in April
Cost: Donation / gift economy.  I’d suggest reading this article for thinking about donations.

Brief Summary:

Rooted in Mindfulness practice, Buddhist wisdom, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this course will help you find an inner calm amidst anxiety, be more resilient to external stressors, and “untangle” the core thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that cause anxiety.  Through guided meditations, brief lectures, worksheets, and group discussion, you will learn:

  • The most essential skills that can dramatically reduce the negative effects of anxiety, right now.
  • The experiential anatomy of anxiety
  • How to consciously alter our thoughts and behaviors
  • Buddhist frameworks that use anxiety as a vehicle for deep insight & wisdom

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Previously Taught Public Events

Short Workshops

  • Intro to Mindfulness Meditation
  • The Meditator’s Mindset
  • Buddhist Social Meditation
  • The Building Blocks of Insight Meditation
  • The Joy of Impermanence
  • Yoga Body, Meditation Mind: Exploring Conscious Embodiment
  • Radical Relaxation: A Meditative Deep Dive
  • The Nature of Thinking: A Meditative Deep Dive
  • Touching Emptiness: A Meditative Deep Dive
  • Overcoming Pain: A Meditative Deep Dive
  • On Love: A Meditative Deep Dive
  • Emotional Awareness: A Meditative Deep Dive
  • Transforming our Subconscious Views: A Meditative Deep Dive

Daylong Retreats

  • Intuition & Study as Skillful Means on the Buddhist Path: A Daylong Retreat
  • Experiencing Selflessness: A Daylong Insight Meditation Retreat
  • Liberating Change: A Daylong Insight Meditation Retreat
  • The End of Suffering: A Daylong Insight Meditation Retreat
  • Embodied Freedom: A Daylong Insight Meditation Retreat
  • Essential Dharma: A Daylong Insight Meditation Retreat
  • Be Love Now: A Daylong Buddhist Meditation Retreat

Multi-week Courses

  • Pragmatic Buddhism: Three Week Intro-to-Buddhism Course (3 Weeks)
  • When Meditation Meets your Life: A Journey into Mindfulness (4 weeks)
  • Awakening Joy: The Buddhist Path to Happiness (4 weeks)
  • Awareness+Wisdom Insight Meditation Course (9 weeks)
  • Merging Love & Wisdom: The Heart of Buddhist Meditation (6 weeks)
  • Dhamma Everywhere Book Club – (8 Weeks)
  • Being Love: A Buddhist Meditation Course (6 Weeks)

 

POS Sangha

2021

All talks since June 2020 are available here for streaming/download.

12/28 – Doubt as a Hindrance
12/14 – Restlessness as a Hindrance
11/30 – Sloth & Torpor as a Hindrance
11/16 – Aversion as a Hindrance
11/2 – Sensual Desire as a Hindrance
10/19 – Introducing the Five Hindrances
10/5 – The Open Awareness Method
9/21 – Buddhist Relaxation
9/7 – The Purpose of Meditation
8/24 – Exploring Awareness – U Tejaniya Style
8/10 – The Five Spiritual Faculties – Indriyas
7/27 – The Right Attitude for Meditation
7/13 – Meditation in Daily Life
6/29 – Concepts vs. Reality
6/15 – A Meditator’s Three Jobs – aka Yogi Jobs
6/1 – The Heart of Insight Meditation (Vipassana)
5/25 – The Four Noble Truths
5/11 – The Gift Economy
5/4 – Buddhist Generosity
4/27 – Buddhist Gratitude
4/20 – Views Underlying the Sublime Attitudes
4/6 – A Sublime Attitude
3/30 – Equanimity
3/23 – Appreciative Joy
3/16 – Compassion
3/9 – Loving-Kindness
3/1 – Intro to the Brahma Viharas
2/23 – On Spiritual Practice
1/19 – Buddhist Faith & Conviction
1/12 – Disenchantment & Dispassion

2020

1/19 – Buddhist Faith & Conviction
1/12 – Disenchantment & Dispassion
1/5 – Awakening & Enlightenment
12/29 – Equanimity Awakening Factor
12/22 – Concentration Awakening Factor
12/15 – Tranquility Awakening Factor
12/8 – Joy Awakening Factor
12/1 – Effort Awakening Factor
11/24 – Meditative Investigation Awakening Factor
11/17 – Mindfulness Awakening Factor
11/10 – Introducing the Seven Factors of Awakening
11/3 – Election Dharma
10/27 – The Culmination the Eightfold Path
10/20 – Right Concentration
10/13 – Right Mindfulness
10/6 – Right Effort
9/29 – Wise Friendship
9/22 – Wise Consumption Pt.3
9/15 – Wise Consumption Pt.2
9/8 – Wise Consumption Pt.1
9/1 – Right Livelihood
8/25 – Right Grieving
8/18 – Wise Sexuality
8/11 – Right Action
8/4 – Practicing Right Speech w/ Insight Dialogue
7/28 – Right Speech
7/21 – Overview of Buddhist Ethics (Sila)
7/14 – Right Intention
7/7 – Right View Pt.4 – Impermanence
6/30 – Right View Pt.3 – How to Hold Views
6/23 – Right View Pt.2 – Karma
6/16 – Right View Pt.1 – Supramundane
6/9 – Noble Eightfold Path Overview
6/2 – The Dharma of Social Justice
5/26 – Compassion
5/19 – Third Noble Truth
5/12 – Second Noble Truth
5/5 – First Noble Truth
4/28 – The Middle Way
4/21 – Four Noble Truths Overview
4/14 – Approaching Practice with Sincerity
4/7 – Taking refuge in the Sangha
3/31 – Taking refuge in the Dhamma
3/24 – Taking refuge in the Buddha
3/17 – The Three Refuges Overview
1/27 – The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (pt 5. on the Satipatthana Sutta)
1/13 – The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (pt 4. on the Satipatthana Sutta)

2019

12/30 – The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (pt 3. on the Satipatthana Sutta)
12/16 – The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (pt 2. on the Satipatthana Sutta)
12/2 – The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (pt 1. on the Satipatthana Sutta)
11/18 – Gratitude & Opening to Life
11/4 – The What, Why and How of Equanimity (Parami #10)
10/21 – The What, Why and How of Goodwill & Kindness (Parami #9)
10/7 – The What, Why and How of Resolve & Determination (Parami #8)
9/23 – The What, Why and How of Truthfulness (Parami #7)
9/9 – The What, Why and How of Patience (Parami #6)
8/26 – The What, Why and How of Energy & Effort (Parami #5)
8/12 – The What, Why and How of Wisdom & Discernment (Parami #4)
7/29 – The What, Why and How of Renunciation (Parami #3)
7/15 – The What, Why and How of Ethical Conduct & Integrity (Parami #2)
7/01 – The What, Why and How of Generosity (Parami #1)
6/17 – Introducing an 11 Week Exploration of the Spiritual Perfections (Paramis)
6/03 – What Is Meditation? (this is a serious question!)
5/20 – Integrating Yoga & Buddhism
5/06 – The Experience of Awareness
4/22 – The Most Radical Teaching in Buddhism
4/08 – Turning Stupid Awareness into Wise Awareness
3/25 – Is Faith the New “F” Word?
3/11 – The Future Isn’t Real and Rent Is Due on the First
2/25 – On Samadhi: The Difference Between Rock Climbing & Meditation
2/11 – The Buddhist Approach to Anger
1/28 – The Why of Meditation & Spiritual Practice