By Peggy Gillespie, IPV Teacher
Fall is here. It gets dark earlier, gardens have been touched with frost, and it's time for many of us to hunker down and figure out ways to stay physically, emotionally, and spiritually warm-hearted despite the coming of the snow and ice outside.
I will share some of my recipes for living well in the New England wintertime—meditation practices that can lead to self-care and self-nourishment. I hope you'll bring some of your practices as well (and bring some copies of your favorite soup recipes, too, to share with our community). Together, we can create a very yummy evening and take the leftovers to "eat and digest" at home.
Join Peggy to sit together with other sangha members in a relaxed atmosphere on Wednesday, November 6, 7:00pm.
by David Loy, visiting teacher
Does Buddhism offer any special perspective on the ecological crisis?
The climate emergency is not something the Buddha talked about, but his teachings have important implications for how to understand and respond to the greatest challenge that humanity has ever faced.
There are profound parallels between our usual individual predicament, according to Buddhism, and the present situation of human civilization. This suggests that the eco-crisis is as much a spiritual challenge as a technological and economic one.
Does this mean that there is also a parallel between the two solutions?
Does the Buddhist response to our personal predicament also point the way to resolving our collective one?
Join visiting teacher David Loy for a dharma talk and fundraiser for IPV on
Thursday, November 14, 6:30 - 8:30pm. (6:30 refreshments / 7:00 program)
plus music by Robert A. Jonas playing the shakuhachi
all are welcome ~ no registration necessary
Blog posts are written by various IPV and guest teachers. Biographies can be found on the Teachers page.