Currently Scheduled Events


Insight Meditation Banner POSPath of Sincerity Sangha – Insight Meditation & Buddhism

Dates: Every other Tuesday 7-9pm PST
Cost: generosity/donation
Commitment: no RSVP needed
Location: Virtual via Zoom:   https://zoom.us/j/959821971

Brief Summary:

This group is devoted to practicing Insight Meditation, a mindfulness-based style of Buddhist Meditation that aims to take us deeper into a life of generosity, awareness and wisdom. We aspire to build community, explore Buddhist philosophy in a down-to-earth way, and discover the place where our full humanity intersects with a rich spiritual life.

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chris-petrow-j4Wia6JDLm0-unsplashDaily 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.

 

Being Love: A Six-Week Buddhist Meditation Course

When: Mondays, 7-9pm PDT, 9/27 – 11/1
Where: The Flander’s House Community Room — 2926 NE Flanders St, Portland 97232
Registration: Email me at David@pathofsincerity.com
Cost: donation/generosity
Covid Policy: vaccinations + masks

Brief Summary:

While you will leave this course with a better understanding of the Theravāda Buddhist perspective on loving-kindness (mettā), the overarching goal is to live from a deeper wellspring of love; or, more simply, to be love now.

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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)

Tuesday Night POS Sangha

2021

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

I don’t update the below list very often, though this is where we were at as of April 2021.  See the above link for a more up-to-date schedule.

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