Dharma of Marcus Aurelius – PRACTICE AND TALK MEETING

This Sunday, there will be giving an unique talk with discussion on the Dharma of Marcus Aurelius, which will look into Stoic and Buddhist wisdom from Book II of his Meditations.

2nd and 4th Sundays of the month

Ideal for beginners to the most veteran practitioners

Just attend, practice, and learn.

The Practice & Talk is divided in a few segments: Reflection, Meditation, and Talk. The first segment of the Sunday morning practice focuses on a couple of standard and short Buddhist rituals like going for refuge; the second part focuses on meditation practices, which include voice and sitting meditation plus sutra (scriptural) chanting; the third portion of the P & T is devoted to an intellectual engagement with the teachings. There is no lecturing or sermonizing; participation is important but not required.  The talk can be a discussion of a reading, a formal talk but it is always enveloped with discussion and Q & A. The session becomes a learning experience for everyone including the teacher.

Twice a month, we offer unique opportunities to explore the core teachings and practices of Buddhism as a philosophy of life.  Our Practice & Talks are non-committing occasions to learn about Buddhism in a nurturing, gentle, and systematic way. Open to the general public. No experience necessary.

A short Introduction to Meditation Training session will be held before the gathering at 8:45 a.m. (if volunteers are available)

Address: Buddhist Faith Fellowship, 343 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT.

About the Unique Meditation Space

Our meditation space is unmatched in Connecticut. You might have to go to Japan to experience a similar traditional atmosphere. The room is adorned with lightly colored wood with traditional designs that create a serene ambiance that soothes the mind and senses.  An entire wall is a clear glass window that overlooks a spectacular Zen garden and adjacent tatami room.