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Meditation and Recovery
Sitting on the cushion, the next right step
Ongoing Weekly Meeting on Wednesday evenings
At The Philadelphia Meditation Center
Doors open at 7 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Book Discussion
Monday December 1 & 15, 2014
7:30 PM
Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Philadelphia Meditation Center
Schedule


DECEMBER
12-Friday-Recorded Dharma Talk 7:30 PM
13 Saturday-Open House and Shakuhachi Concert
14-Sunday- Shakuhachi Lesson
15-Monday-Book Discussion 7:30 PM
20-Saturday-Morning Meditation Session

20-Saturday-Afternoon Meditation Session
21-Sunday- Dharma Discussion
25-Thursday-NO EVENING MEDITATION
27-Saturday- Shakuhachi Lesson
28-Sunday- Shakuhachi Lesson

"To be attached to a certain view
and to look upon other views as inferior,   
this the wise call a fetter

Shakyamuni  Buddha

Regular Sittings are held every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening.  The Center is  opened by 7:00 and the sitting begins at 7:30.  It will consist of a half-hour sitting, followed by 15 minutes of walking, followed by a  second half hour of sitting. Tea is served following the meditation.
Monthly Morning Extended Meditation: On these Saturdays the Center will open at 8:00 am.  There will be beginners' instruction and/or practice discussion from 8:30 to 9:00, and sitting from 9:00 to 11:45.  Meditators are also welcome to sit from 8:00 to 9:00 in the upstairs sitting room. After this sitting, meditators are invited to join us in the performance of "yogi jobs" which usually consists of cleaning the Center 
Saturday Afternoon Meditation Sessions: we meet the first and third Saturday of each month from 2 - 5. Some folks come for the whole thing (like a mini-retreat) but others only come for a part - leave early or come later than 2. We sit for 40 minutes, walk for 15 minutes, then take a break - drink tea, chat, whatever. Then at 3 we do it again - sit, walk, break. At four or so we have one last sit, and generally end by about 4:45. It was set up that way so that people could stay as long as they wanted, but could also feel free to leave if they didn't want to stay for the whole thing
Recorded Dharma Talks: Second Friday of each month 7:30 PM 30 to 60 minute talk followed by discussion
Dharma Discussion and  Meditation: Third  Sunday of each month 4:30-6:30  unless noted otherwise.
Shakuhachi Lessons: Acclaimed Japanese flutist (shakuhachi) Ronnie Nyogetsu Reishin Seldin comes from NYC three or four days per month to teach in a meditative format. Ronnie offers a free introductory first lesson to those in the PMC sangha. For more information contact Ronnie. Phone: 917.207.6724 nyogetsu@gmail.com <www.nyogetsu.com> He is the head of KiSuiAn Shakuhachi Dojo, the largest and most active Shakuhachi Dojo in the World.
Meditation and Recovery Sitting on the cushion, the next right step Ongoing Weekly Meeting on Wednesday evenings at The Philadelphia Meditation Center Doors open at 7 pm     Meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Mindfulness is the path to the deathless;
Heedlessness is the path to death.
The mindful do not die;
But the heedless are as if dead already.
Dhammapada 21

Matthew Daniell's Meditation Presentation at TEDxCambridge

Regular Sitting Practice:
Sittings are held in silence, on cushions or chairs.
The evening format includes
2 half-hour sitting sessions
separated  by a 15-minute walking meditation.
The Saturday morning format
consists of 45 minute sittings
and some walking, inside or outside.
Cleanup/clerical jobs follows for those who wish to stay.
   Thanks!


SITTING SCHEDULE
Sunday, Tuesday  and Thursday
Center opens at 7 PM
Sitting from 7:30 to 8:45 PM

Saturday Morning
Once each  month 8-12 Noon
8:00 A.M.    Center  opens
8:30 - 9:00   Instruction for beginners   
or practice discussion
9:00 - 11:45    Sitting and walking
12 Noon Center Cleanup  (Thanks!)

Dharma Discussion Third Sunday of Month
With Bill Stauffer   4:30  to  6:30  PM

Saturday Afternoon Meditation
First and Third Saturday of the Month
From 2 to 5 PM
for Silent Sitting and Walking Meditation.
Meditators are welcome to participate
in all or a portion of the Session

Meditation Help With Steve Pashko*
7PM in the PMC upstairs sitting room
Most Thursday evenings
(Ends 10 minutes before the 7:30 PM sitting period.
Bring up a cushion. Ask a question.
*(Long-time Zen meditator)