Practice Period

Fall Practice Period 2018

The whole sangha is invited to participate in the practice period. Our theme this fall is Self-worth, Self-love & Going Beyond. The materials below are offered to enrich your experience and provide a common background for a sangha-wide conversation. Even if you are not attending the teaching circle, you may want to take up the week-by-week assignments.  Links to shorter class readings are provided.

Self-Worth, Self-Love & Going Beyond — Fall PP Outline
 
Week
Complete By
Topic
Assignment (see complete-by date and source list)
1
10/9
Introduction to topic: Self-Worth, Self-Love & Going Beyond
 
2
10/16
Finding ourselves in the trance of unworthiness and deficiency
RA, Prologue, Ch. 1
3 - 4
10/23
(skipping 10/30)
The alchemy of awareness
RA, Ch. 2 – 3
5
11/6
Radical acceptance I
RA, Ch. 4 – 5.
BOS #36: Master Ma is Unwell.
6
11/13
Radical acceptance II
Healing Through the Dark Emotions
RA, Ch. 6 – 7.
HL--Maylee Scott Meets Loneliness, p. 144.
7
11/20
Circle of Compassion
RA, Ch. 8 – 9.
8
11/27
Realizing True Nature
RA, Ch. 10 – 12
BOS #94: Dongshan is Unwell
9
12/4
Imperfect bodhisattvas: An effective, fulfilling and resilient sense of self?
 

 

Practice Period Sources

(Please purchase Radical Acceptance, the others readings will be provided in scanned form.)

BOS, Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues, Thomas Cleary, The Lindesfarne Press, 1990.

HL, The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women, Caplow and Moon, Wisdom Publications, 2013.

RA, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, by Tara Brach, Bantam Books, 2003.

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