Sitting in silence in our beautiful Stearns Room, with the view of the field, creates a special kind of community, and our times of reading together and sharing mindfully enhance those feelings of community.
We meet the first Monday (7-8:30) of each month and every Tuesday (4-5:30). We welcome everyone, those experienced in meditation and those new to the practice. People come from the First Parish, from Lincoln and from surrounding towns. The Monday sittings have been small group sittings, the Tuesday ones, larger.
Our sittings include silent or guided meditation (on chairs and the occasional cushion) , walking meditation, reading together, mindful discussion and metta practice (prayers for others). We follow the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, who encourages us to combine our meditation practice and our community (called a Sangha in Buddhist terms) with our root faiths. We hope you can join us.
Monday evening, Sept 9, 7-8:30:
This month the “First Monday” sitting will be on the second Monday because of Labor Day. 7:00-8:30pm; All Welcome.
Tuesday, September 10th at our sitting, 4-5:30 in the Stearns Room
Brother Phap Tri will be sitting with us on Tuesday, September 10th. He sat with us several years ago, and we are so glad he can sit with us once again.
As is usual, when monastics sit with us, we have a bowl for “dana” which means a bowl to hold our contributions (dana) to support their practice centers.
Brother Phap Tri has been a monastic in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh for many years and in recent years has overseen the growth of the Rose Apple Society’s Center for Contemplative Practice in Vermont. He has led sittings in many countries. (His name is pronounced “tree,” and he is tall and calm like a tree.)