Virtual Events


Daily Morning Meditation

Dates: Every day 8:00-9:00am PT
Cost: Gift Economy / aka on Donation
Location: Virtual via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/370125244
Zoom Password: meditation
Registration: none needed / just show up!

 

Brief Summary:

We gather in community 365 mornings a year for a short teaching, meditation, and discussion.  Usually, around 20 to 25 people join.  You are welcome to have your video on or off, and stay for as little or as long as you like.

Morning Flow (Monday to Friday):

8:00 – 8:10ish  — a short talk (Fridays are way-seeking mind talks)
8:10ish – 8:45am — silent meditation
8:45 – 9:00am — group discussion

Morning Flow (Saturday & Sunday)

8:00 – 8:55am — silent meditation
8:55 – 9:00am — “lightning round,” sharing intentions for the day or one-sentence reflections

Visit here for more information.

 

Deep Dhamma in Daily Life — Virtual Bi-Weekly Class

When: ~ Every other Tuesday from 4-5pm PT (see above link for specific dates)
Where: Insight Timer App (visit here for a direct link)
Cost: Gift Economy / donation
Registration: none needed / just show up!

 

Brief Summary:

This bi-weekly class will explore how to weave “Deep Dhamma” into our daily lives, unpacking traditional Buddhist teachings to live with greater love, integrity, wisdom, meditative presence, and inner freedom.  A typical class features a 15-minute talk, 15-minute guided meditation, and 30 minutes of discussion/questions. 

For 2024, the classes will all revolve around the Buddha’s “Seven Factors of Awakening,” which include mindfulness, investigation, effort, joy, tranquility, concentration, and equanimity.

Visit here for more information & specific class themes.

 

Local Events in Portland

 

True Nature — A Daylong Insight Meditation Retreat

Date: Saturday, July 27th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm+
Location: A riverside horse ranch in Canby, Oregon (~30 minutes outside of Portland)
Cost: Gift economy / aka donation
Registration: RSVP required; email me via David@Pathofsincerity.com

 

Brief Summary:

This daylong retreat will be outdoors, shaded, yet surrounded by the elements.  We will explore both outer nature and inner nature, seeing the ways in which the human mind and body are just as much nature as the wind, trees, and horses.

Using the natural awareness teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, along with the Buddha’s meditative teachings on the Four Elements, we’ll immerse ourselves in the moment-to-moment unfolding of nature, discovering a natural peace, ease, and presence amidst the currents of life.

Visit here for more information.

 

 

Monthly Sangha — Meditation + Dhamma + Community

Dates: 2nd Sundays from 6:30-8pm+
Location: Awakenings Wellness Studio @ 1016 SE 12th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
Cost: Gift Economy / Donation
Registration: none needed / just show up!

 

Brief Summary:

This group is devoted to cultivating the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path, especially the key teachings on ethics, meditation, and wisdom.  While the idea is to spiritually beautify our lives in every possible way, we’ll place special emphasis on how via wise awareness, freedom is always available right now. 

We aspire to build community, explore Buddhist philosophy in a down-to-earth manner, and find ways to bring these rich teachings alive in our own lives.

2024 Dates: 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8

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Sangha Service Day

Dates: June 8th, 12-3pm
Location: Kindness Farm @ 7101 SE 127th Ave, Portland, OR 97236
Registration: sign-up here!  The farm requires that each individual RSVP via that link.  Please email me as well.

 

Brief Summary:

For this service day, we’ll offer service to Kindness Farm, an urban farm / non-profit that donates all of its produce to people in need.  Tasks may include removing invasive weeds, creating pathways and planting areas, building wood-berms for planting, cardboarding and woodchipping, planting, seeding, and harvesting.

Space is limited to 15 people — in turn, only sign up if you fully intend to join!

The formal volunteering happens from 12 to 3pm, though you are welcome to join us at 11am for informal socializing and brunch (bring your own food).

Visit here for more information.