Currently Scheduled Events


Daily Morning Meditation

Dates: Every day 8:00-9:00am PT
Cost: Gift Economy / aka on Donation
Commitment: no RSVP needed
Location: Virtual via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/370125244
Zoom Password: meditation

Brief Summary:

Starting at 8:00am PT, we will begin with a 10-minute reflection/reading, followed by 35 minutes of silent meditation. Community discussion from 8:45 – 9:00am PT.  Feel free to pop in or out as works with your schedule.

On Sundays, after meditation & a short break, we’ll stick around for optional dhamma discussion and sharing, from 8:45-10:00am PT.

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.

 

Group Mentoring: 1 Hour Drop-in w/ Meditation and Q&A

Where: zoom.us/j/2512350614
Registration: No RSVP needed. Drop-in style. Just click the above link.
Cost: Gift Economy / aka on Donation
When: 4 dates currently scheduled:

  • Wed, 1/11, 5 to 6pm, PST
  • Tues, 1/24, 6 to 7pm, PST
  • Mon 2/6, 5 to 6pm, PST
  • Tues 2/21, 6 to 7pm, PST

Brief Summary:

These sessions are spontaneous, responsive-to-the-moment versions of the more common “dhamma talk” that’s usually offered at meditation/Buddhist gatherings.  They have a relaxed quality and you’re welcome to just show up as you are.  It’s 100% okay to just listen in silence.  Here is the basic flow:

  • 15-minute lightly guided meditation.
  • People either ask me questions or share what’s happening in their meditation/Buddhist/dhamma practice.
  • I answer questions or offer some commentary rooted in a wide array of Buddhist/meditative teachings.
Visit here for the backstory & why I’m offering this particular format!


Samatha-Vipassana: A Half-day Meditation Retreat & Potluck

Date: Saturday, February 4th, from 10:30am to 2:30pm+
Location: NE Portland
Cost: Gift economy / aka donation
RSVP: email me!
COVID Policy: Test required (see link)

Brief Summary:

Co-led by myself & Asher Wallis, this retreat will explore the central meditative practice of Buddhism: samatha-vipassana.

The meditation portion of the day will go from 10:30am to 2:30pm, and then at 2:30, we will have a potluck lunch and time for informal socializing with each other.

For a more detailed summary of the retreat, further logistical information, the Covid policy, and other info, visit this page.

 


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

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

 

POS Sangha (ended 01/2022)

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