Sunday Sangha: Meditation & Dharma with Bill Stauffer & Sue Passante
Time & Location
About the Event
Sunday Sangha is accessible only via Zoom from the comfort and safety of your home or other location with internet access - you can access this either on a computer or on your smartphone.
ZOOM LINK UPDATED!
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85696275749 Meeting ID: 856 9627 5749 / Password: 912126
To call in from your phone, dial the below number and use the meeting ID and password above when prompted: (646) 558-8656
Since many of you are now following from your home, we wanted to start sending prayer book page numbers ahead of time so you are ready to follow along come Sunday morning!
January 31 Specific Information:
The words of the Buddha on the practice of loving-kindness:
“Monks, whatever grounds there are for making merit productive of a future birth, all these do not equal one sixteenth of the liberation of the mind by loving-kindness. The liberation of mind by loving-kindness surpasses them and shines forth, bright and brilliant.” It 27; 19-20 Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi.
Please join Bill Stauffer and Sue Passante as hosts of Sunday Sangha on loving-kindness. Bill will lead this special gathering with a Dharma discussion on loving-kindness as the First Immeasurable, the eleven benefits of loving-kindness and the story of how the Buddha stopped an attempted murder through the power of his love. Sue will lead an extended meditation on loving-kindness. We hope you can join Bill and Sue to send out many special prayers of loving-kindness to all beings.
Download 1/31 handout here for reference.
Opening Prayers (p. 4-5)
- Refuge Formula
- Four Reflections that Change the Mind
- Prayer of Refuge and Bodhicitta
- Four Immeasurable Thoughts
Dharma Topic: Loving Kindness
Closing Prayers (p. 60-61)
- Bodhicitta Prayer
- Dedication of Merit
- "At this very moment for the peoples and nations of the earth..." prayer
- Long Life Prayer for HH
PLEASE NOTE: The above page numbers reference the new prayer book which can be downloaded here for reference if you area using a previous prayer book.