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Coummunity Meeting Agenda for June 30

Still Mountain Buddhist Meditation CenterCommunity Meeting AgendaJune 30, 2024 1.  Board report –    Yair 2.  Treasurer report –   Dennis 3.  I.T. report –    Carol B.  4.  Teacher Council report – Ken M.  5.  Committee Reports        a. Social Committee –   Arlene  6.  Other   …

(BEGINNING) MEDITATION INSTRUCTION-Revised

The Teachers’ Council is offering meditation instructions prior to Sunday Sitting on a monthly basis. These instruction sessions begin at 9:00 am and conclude about 9:45. Anyone in the sangha who would like to speak with Still Mountain teachers about their meditation practice is welcome, from folks who are just …

Daylong Retreat June 22 at Turner Senior Resource Center with Karen, Curt and Hugh

We will meditate and practice together on the theme of Right View, the first factor of the Noble Eightfold Path.  This is the foundation and the ground from which we start the investigation of the Eightfold Path.  With Right View we learn to recognize how the body, mind, and heart are interacting …

The Cycle of Dependent Arising and Ceasing

A New Class, Six Sessions, In Person – Freeing the Heart from Addictive and Destructive Habitual Attitude and Behavior. When: Thursdays, Jun 13, 20, 27, July 11, 25 August 1, 2024.6:30-8:00pmWhere: Turner Senior Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan.Teacher: Bilha Birman-Rivlin, PhD.Cost: This class is being offered on a Dana basis The …

The Fourth Noble Truth—and Wondering if We Have to Believe in Rebirth to Find the End of Suffering

Introduction The topic of the Dharma talk for which I signed up this morning is the Fourth Noble Truth. My path from signing up to talk about the Fourth Noble Truth to being here this morning to do that has been long and twisty. The title of the talk to …

The Third Noble Truth

The 3rd Noble Truth is the truth of the cessation of suffering.  In the first two talks, we learned about the nature of suffering and the cause of suffering.  Now we’ll explore the cessation of suffering.  From the Buddha:

Here, a bhikkhu understands as it actually is: “This is the cessation of suffering”.

BEGINNING MEDITATION INSTRUCTION

The Teachers’ Council is offering beginning meditation instructions prior to Sunday Sitting on a periodic basis. The instructions include mindfulness, basic focus on the breath meditation, and the importance of being as compassionate and patient with ourselves in the practice as we can. Instruction is geared mainly toward beginning meditators …

Community Meeting Minutes from April 7th

1. Board report –    Yair, President 2. Treasurer report –   Dennis               Previous total of all accounts $24,015     Current $22,586.   3. I.T. report –    Addressed in President’s report 4. Teacher Council report – Ken M. 5. Committee Reports a. Community Meeting Committee – Judi P b. Social Committee –   Arlene …

Basic Insight Meditation For Mindful Living

Mindfulness is a gateway to lasting personal transformation. In this class, develop mindfulness using insight and concentration meditation techniques. The class provides a kind and supportive environment for practicing and discussing these techniques. There is also a strong emphasis on cultivating the open heart as a support to experiencing the …