Upcoming Online Programs
The Daily Sit
Bill and Susan Morgan
Monday-Friday, 10:30-11:15 am EDT
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30-11:00 am EDT
Occasional Guest Teachers
Death as a Spiritual Teacher
October 01-03, 2021
David Chernikoff invites us to practice Maraṇasati, the practice of death awareness, which has the power to awaken us to a felt experience of the preciousness and mystery of this amazing human life. This program is an opportunity to radically transform the way we live our lives, through the stillness of insight meditation, dharma talks, partner and small group exercises, guided reflections, and heart-felt discussions.
Practicing the Brahmavihāras and Cultivating Bodhicitta:
A Tibetan Approach
Oct 04 - Nov 01, 2021
Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 – 9:00 pm ET
In this course Greg Seton will share practices to cultivate the “mindset of awakening” (bodhicitta) through the four Brahmavihāras. The course will include presentations, light readings, guided meditations, and discussion. Learn how to deepen that mindset through the three degrees of Tonglen (“exchange”) practice, and how to live in that mindset day to day.
Stars at Dawn:
Deepening Our Connections with Our Buddhist Foremothers
October 10 - Nov 14, 2021
Sundays, 2:30 – 4:00 pm ET
Join author Wendy Garling for an in-depth, six-week study of Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha’s Life (Shambhala, 2016). Through individual reading and group discussion we’ll explore the stories and hear the voices of the women who lived and practiced at the dawn of Buddhism.
Human Flourishing and the Evolution of Buddhism in the West
October 15 - 17, 2021
In this retreat, Barry Magid and Max Erdstein investigate the many ways Buddhism has been transformed in the process of coming to the West, and how awakening and our understanding and expression of it has changed as Buddhism and Zen practice has taken root in modern Western life.
Pilgrimage as Path:
Finding Inspiration in a Buddhist Tradition
Nov 01, 2021 - Nov 22, 2021
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET
Join Justin Kelley for virtual “visits” to sacred pilgrimage sites of Buddhist traditions in India, exploring Buddhist writings on the topic of pilgrimage. Grounded in Justin’s six principles of pilgrimage—awareness, movement, education, kindness, inclusivity, and nature—this course is both experiential and relational.
Sacred Poetry As A Way of Being
November 12 - 14, 2021
In this retreat, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel will explore sacred poetry as spiritual guidance in navigating the rough terrain of contemporary life. Journey with silence, poetry, lyrical essay, music, and engagement from a seat of meditation. There will be exercises in writing from our embodied experiences of suffering into the experience of boundlessness, joy, and peace.
Previously Offered Programs
An online study and practice course
guided by Bhikkhu Anālayo
October 10th - December 11th, 2021
Satipaṭṭhāna Meditation is an interactive and comprehensive online program modeled on in-person courses offered globally by Venerable Bhikkhu Anālayo on the foundational mindfulness text the Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta.
Applications Closed for Fall 2021
The next iteration will be Spring 2022
Foundations of a Soulmaking Dharma
An online study and practice course guided by
Assisted by Yahel Avigur
Applications closed for Fall 2021
13 weeks of practice and focused study of Soulmaking Dharma