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Winston-Salem Dharma Community

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March 14 - This week, Wake Forest University Chaplain Tim Auman will share reflections on what some call double religious belonging. An ordained United Methodist minister with years of experience in the local church, campus ministry, hospice, spiritual direction, and mindfulness education, Tim brings a deep interest in the transformative wisdom of the Christian contemplative tradition, trauma-informed mindfulness practices, earth-based spirituality, and interreligious/inter-spiritual approaches to spiritual health in caring for students, faculty, and staff. In this talk, Tim will share some of his personal struggles with the Christian faith while relating how his study of Buddhism and practice within the Plum Village of Engaged Buddhism (Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition) assists in these struggles. In particular, he is interested in how Buddhism reminds us that our authentic self, our pure joy and fulfillment, transcends our individuality.

Upcoming schedule:
March 21: David McKay--Right Here, Right Now: Practicing with Attention and Awareness
March 28: Joan Wilkins--On Vedana ("feeling," "feeling tone," or "sensation")
April 4: Wendy Farrow--"Breaking Through Pain"

Special Announcements

-Insight Meditation Community of Charlotte is hosting a silent meditation retreat, exploring how an understanding of the Three Characteristics of Existence can help us manage the stresses we encounter in our daily lives. April 20-23, 2023.
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-Insight Meditation Retreat with Dharma Teacher David Chernikoff -
Winston-Salem Dharma Community is hosting a retreat at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC. November 1 - 5, 2023. View the retreat page for the most current information.

-We are continuing in-person meetings at The Shepherd's Center - 1700 Ebert Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Online via Zoom is still available, link is provided in the weekly newsletter