sharing the dharma, building sangha

Winston-Salem Dharma Community

"The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change... until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds." R.D. Laing

Buddha statue

Weekly virtual dharma meetings continue.

October 26 - This week, Kris Grapes will be presenting a talk entitled "Mindfulness Off the Cushion: A Personal Struggle." In preparation for her talk, Kris invites you to check out the lyrics of David Bowie's song "It Ain't Easy" (Link to lyrics). Further, she invites you to contemplate the song's refrain and how it might relate to your experience with mindfulness off the cushion.

Upcoming schedule:
November 2: Jim Garrido--Sam Harris & Buddhism
November 9: Ann McCarty--"Climate Crisis as a Spiritual Friend" (Joanna Macy)
November 16: Marc Farrow--Practice and Environmental Stewardship

Special Announcements

-Virtual Dharma Meeting- Zoom is the video conferencing program that we will be using to host our weekly virtual meeting.


Check the weekly newsletter for Zoom meeting invite information
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*Zoom application must be installed on computer or mobile device but account signup is not required.
*Virtual meeting requires a password which is delivered in the weekly newsletter.
*All participants will be muted during the silent 30 minute meditation.
*After the silent 30 minute meditation participants will use the "raise hand" feature to speak during the meeting.

An IMS/BCBS Intensive Study and Practice Program- Exploring the Heart of Freedom March 2022 - July 2023
with Dawn Scott, Jill Shepherd, William Edelglass, Nicola Redfern, Roxanne Dault and Vance Pryor

-Live Online Dharma- Until gathering restrictions are lifted several communities have taken their meetings online. Click on the websites below to find a meeting that fits your routine.

*Barre Center for Buddhist Studies daily from 10:30-11:15 EDT

*Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community every Monday 6:30pm PDT and Thursday 5:30pm PDT

*Jack Kornfield every Monday night

*David Chernikoff daily 8:00am MDT and every Tuesday 7pm MDT

*Winston-Salem Community of Mindful Living every Tuesday and Thursday 7-7:40am EDT and Thursday evening 6-7pm

*Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley every Wednesday 7:00pm EDT - 8:30pm EDT

*Insight Meditation Center of Redwood City Weekdays with Gil Fronsdal 7:00am PDT. Sunday 9:25am PDT. Monday evening sit 7:30pm PDT. Wednesday morning sit 11:00am PDT.

*Demo Rinpoche Special teachings for the Coronavirus, every Thursday 7pm - 8pm.

*Won Buddhism Meditation Temple weekends 10 am EDT live streaming, additional daily virtual gatherings available for registration.

*Deep River Sangha every Sunday from 4-5:30pm EDT and Wednesday from 7-8:30pm. First time visitors can request permission to attend a Zoom practice by sending an email to info@deepriversangha.org

*Upaya Institute and Zen Center UPAYA ELECTION SERIES: Joyful Defiance in the Call to Courageous Action

-Recommended Dharma offerings for troubling times.

*Thay's Poetry- Please Call Me by My True Names (song & poem)

*Self retreat- Creating a Home Retreat: Finding Freedom Wherever You Are by Jack Kornfield.

*Guided Meditation- for Times of Pandemic: "Calling on Your Awakened Heart" by Tara Brach.

*Practicing in a Pandemic article from Tricycle. Six new teachings on how to find compassion and equanimity in a time of great uncertainty.

*Take One Breath with Sharon Salzberg. Sharon leads a brief meditation to help cultivate a sense of protection wherever you are.

*IMS online and On Demand, live streams and recorded teachings

*Teachings on the Nature of Mind and Practice - article from Tricycle Magazine.