Date(s) - 24/02/2021
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Nagaloka Buddhist Center
Due to the COVID-19 Nagaloka is closed to the public. We decided best not to have any in person meditation or study group sessions on Wednesday evening or Sunday AM.
Instead we will be meeting online by Zoom at 6:45 pm to 8 pm if you would to join us. We value Sangha (spiritual community) and feel it is important for us to have the opportunity to be together. We will use this time to meditation along with a short check in to see how we can best support one another. Plus the facilitator will continue on our Dharma theme offering everyone a focus for our practice. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our love and kindness for the wellness of all beings.
Please join us for our February Friendship Finale where guest speaker Dharmasukta will share his thoughts and insights on the transformative power of Friendship. To be a true friend takes courage. Courage to be willing to explore areas that hold us back from deepening our connection with others and ourselves. Often we can not see our unhelpful habits and a true friend, a spiritual friend, one who we share common values with, can help us ‘see’. At times this seeing into ourselves can be awkward and uncomfortable as well as freeing and essential on the path to awakening. One supportive, trusted friend is a precious jewel to be cherished and held, yet not hidden.
Dharmasukta was ordained in 2018. He has had an interest in Buddhism since adolescence, when he read a book by Alan Watts. He discovered Aryaloka in 2007 and immediately felt a strong connection to the Aryaloka community. After becoming a Mitra, Dharmasukta was asked to join the Aryaloka Board of Directors, which he continues to this day. Dharmasukta recently retired from a 32 year career as a mental health and addictions counselor. In addition to enjoying retirement with his life partner Pam, Dharmasukta spends time at Aryaloka doing what he can to support the Sangha. His Sanskrit name, which was given to him by his private preceptor, Surakshita, means “Song in praise of the Dharma. ALL ARE WELCOME including Parrots!
All are welcome for Friendship February
Each Wednesday this month we will explore “What is Spiritual Friendship?”. Why is this so important to our Dharma practice? How is it different from other friendships we have experienced in our life? What did the Buddha have to say about friendship? Are we connecting with others in a way that helps us to grow and develop towards awakening, as well as supporting others in their growth and development?
Join us to explore….this Wednesday…!
Nagaloka’s Friends Night overview Nagaloka handout friends night July 2020
Please contact us if you have any questions. Email Dharmasuri@gmail.com