Monday, August 19, 2013

The Three Jewels - Guided Meditation

Learn to meditate 
Renew your practice!
Drop-ins and all levels welcome
$12.00 Suggested Donation
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

ACI XIII - The Art of Reasoning with Eva Natanya

Is it possible to gain an infallible perception of the reality in front of us? How can logical reasoning transform the quality of our convictions? In this course we will study a foundational Indian text on Buddhist logic, The Commentary on Valid Perception (Pramanavarttika), by Master Dharmakirti (630 AD), along with a Tibetan commentary by Purbuchok Jampa Tsultrim Gyatso (1825- 1901): The Key for Starting the Logic Machine (Rik-lam Trul-gyi De-mik). We will examine the structure of Buddhist logic and the ancient forms of debate. We will cover the correct motivation for debate; debating tactics; the parts of a correct logical argument; how logic strengthens faith; how studying logic leads to perceiving emptiness; contradictions and relationships -- such as relationships of identity, or of cause and effect; proving the absence of something; material causes and contributing factors; valid perception; changing and unchanging things; an outline of all existing things; the concept of time according to each of the four schools of thought; and the reason why suffering has an end. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday May 6th
6:00 pm Dinner Gathering
7:00 pm Teaching with Lindsay Crouse
Creative Where It Counts
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Monday, April 8, 2013

{ PART 3 } 


How do we deal with all the suffering in the world?  And how do we behave in a loving and compassionate way to those around us when our mind is upset and afflicted?  Through love, caring and compassion-this is the training of a Bodhisattva.  This is the third course in a three part series based upon A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Bodhisattvacharya Avatara) by Master Shantideva (700 AD), and this classic ancient work is considered the best book ever written to learn to live as a bodhisattva.

In part Three of The Guide, we delve deeply into the Perfection of Wisdom, which is the culmination of the previous five perfections.  Wisdom is know by many names--suchness, emptiness, ultimate reality--and experiencing it directly is the main point of Buddhism, leading to the elimination of all pain and suffering and attainment of Nirvana and Enlightenment.  How do we do it?  This Course explores ultimate reality, illusion, wrong ideas we have about our existence, and how to personally experience the highest, ultimate reality to end suffering.

John Stilwell is a former director of the Asian Classics Institute (ACI), Godstow Retreat Center, and was General Manger of Land of Medicine Buddha.  He is an executive and father who began teaching yoga 20 years ago, and has taught Buddhist sutra and tantra in the tradition of Je Tsongkapa for 15 years with a contemporary perspective highly relevant to daily life.  John received transmission of the 18 Courses from Arya Sumati Dharmadhara, Geshe Michael Roach.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Volunteer Today! 
Get involved
Meet new people
Make a difference

We are currently interviewing volunteers for Spring 2013 Email with Volunteer in the subject line for more information.
The Three Jewels is looking for volunteers to help manage the bookshop, events and classes. We are seeking individuals who are self-motivated, committed and willing to serve for three to six months.  The Three Jewels volunteer efforts are based upon the concept of service or karma yoga. We ask volunteers contribute four hours each week Monday – Friday during the following shifts:  3:00 to 6:30pm, 6:00 to 8:30pm, 5:00 to 8:00pm or Saturday 1:00 to 4:00pm or 3:00 to 6:00pm.
Three Jewels volunteers serve in the following ways:
·      Support fundraising activities, collaborate on events and assist with marketing efforts
·      Organize and maintain the bookshop and meditation supplies
·      Sign in classes, manage the front desk and help maintain our social media on Face Book and   Twitter
·      Help maintain the space, purchase supplies and track inventory
Volunteers provide vital support in the day-to-day management of the Three Jewels activities and classes. Yoga, 
administrative or office experience is desirable, but not necessary. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013