In a previous newsletter the July 4th Introduction to Buddhsm was listed as canceled, but it will be held as usual.
Due to the Anam Thubten retreat, the April 10th Sunday 10:00 am practice is canceled.
Dr. Hun Lye retreat - February 19th-21st
Noble Eightfold Path class - Mondays February 8th - 29th
Movie Night and Potluck - March 19th
Half-Day Sit - Saturday February 6th
Plus lots more....
Interfaith Arkansas Thanksgiving Celebration, featuring foods from various traditions and cultures. Thursday November 19th, 6:00 pm at Curran Hall, 615 E Capitol Avenue. Click here for more information.
With Lisa Kessler, Diane Wisdom and Doug Holmes.
Introduction to Buddhism in America Today
A Survey of the Three Main Practices: Mindfulness, Compassion, and Mantra
The Buddhist path can seem overwhelming- so many books, teachers and ideas- like a hallway with too many doors. How do you know which doors are the right ones for you?
This class will explore the three main styles of Buddhism that people are currently practicing here in Little Rock and across America.
Each week, we will consider what emotional and spiritual issues people are working with in that style of practice. We will explore the basic methods of that style. And we will consider how to connect with those teachings - what books you can read, what groups you can practice with, and where to find in depth teachings in that style.
November 2: Introduction to Buddhism, overview of the Buddha's basic teachings and a survey of the three main practice styles.
November 9: Foundation practices: mindfulness/awareness and loving kindness
November 16: Compassion practices: Bodhisattva training
November 23: Mantra practices: Tantra/Vajrayana techniques
All classes will meet Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
There is a regular meditation session on Mondays from 6:00 to 6:30 that you are also invited to attend. Join us for meditation and tea between the meditation and the class, or just come to the class. Either is OK.
There will be a free handbook of readings. We request that you register in advance so that we know how many handbooks to prepare. Click here to download the class materials.
For more information, or to register, please email the teacher, Cheryl Woodard: Cheryl@publishingbiz.com.
Miss Eileen leads discussion time on Monday night between lectures in our great summer Buddhist history program . Check out the course description in 'Classes'... There are several more installments to go, so please come if you haven't yet had the chance. There're cookies involved, too.
Kudos to Eileen Oldag for hosting the group on behalf of EBS and to our wonderful landlord, Dan Stowers Jr. for accommodating us so beautifully!
Photo caption reads: "Rachel Silva leads an Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Sandwiching in History tour of the Dan Stowers office building at 1516 W. Third St. in Little Rock on Friday (May 8). Dan F. Stowers Sr designed the midcentury-modern building in 1960 to house the architecture firm of Stowers and Boyce. The Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock now leases the building."
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