Ongoing Events

The Foundational Yana

Wood will lead a weekly online book study class, starting January 20. The class will run from 6–8 PM on Wednesdays. Participants will be asked to read assigned chapters twice before each meeting. The class will start with half an hour of meditation, after which we’ll discuss what we’ve read.

Our book is Chögyam Trungpa’s The Path of Individual Liberation, the first of his three volumes of writings on the three yanas, or vehicles, of Buddhism. Trungpa Rinpoche is renowned for his methodical introduction of the Dharma to Western practitioners. The Path of Individual Liberation offers an in-depth exploration of the Buddha’s earliest known teachings, as recorded in the Pali Canon.

The book in question is a weighty tome—more than 600 pages, divided into six parts. We’ll navigate it systematically, moving through the material in segments. The suggested fee for each segment will be based on its length. Our first class will cover eight weeks, with the last meeting falling on March 10. Suggested dana for this segment is $50.

A new copy of The Path of Individual Liberation costs $40 from the publisher, but you can find a good used copy for about half that amount through BookFinder.com. If you’re interested in joining us for this class, please acquire your copy right away, so we can all literally start on the same page.

When: Wednesdays, January 20 – March 10, 2021, 6-8pm
Where: Online. Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the first class.
Teacher: Jennifer “Wood” Woodhull
Cost: Suggested dana $50. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Registration: Registration ends Monday, January 18, 2021. Registration Form

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for meaningful teachings and discussions on Sunday evenings, 6-7:30ish pm. The ongoing topic is the Lojong Slogans.

Visit the resource page for recorded teachings and if you wish to join us, contact us for more information.

 

 

Wood is offering lojong teachings for sangha in South Africa. These gatherings are scheduled on the first and third Sundays of the month at 6 PM South African time (9 AM Mountain Time). While the Colorado-based group is currently contemplating the last of the seven points of mind training, the South African group began with Point One in December 2020.
 
This option offers a different time for people who have difficultly making it on any given Sunday evening, and is also an opportunity to go back to earlier lojong slogans they may have missed.
 
All are welcome to join us at these online gatherings. Simply fill out the form on the “Contact Us” page and note in the message that you would like the link to the South African meetings. Needless to say, it’s fine to attend both gatherings!

 

Important though our Dharma work is, all work and no play is no fun. Accordingly, we’re kicking off 2021 with some serious play. Please join us on the first and third Fridays of the month, starting on New Year’s Day, for games from the Jackbox collection. These evenings have proven to be a great way to relax and enjoy ourselves with other sangha members. This is a case where the cliché “the more, the merrier” actually comes into its own, so we’d love to see you there!

When: First and third Fridays at 6 PM Mountain Time.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89574874193
Passcode: 4468.
Registration: No registration or fee required. Just show up!

More Resources

Weekly Zoom Gatherings

Join us for our weekly sangha meeting on Zoom at 6 PM every Sunday evening. Click below to hear recordings of previous talks.

Books

We’re fortunate to have access to many excellent Dharma books. The few featured here represent a more or less random selection of those we’ve found particularly helpful. The emphasis on Chögyam Trungpa’s and Pema Chodron’s books reflects the inspiration of our lineage.

Private Dharma Counseling

Dharma counseling is a form of personal support based on Buddhist insights, ethics, and practices. Our teacher, Jennifer Woodhull, has an active Dharma counseling practice. Please indicate in the “message” space of our contact form that you would like to explore this possibility.