The group will be watching and discussing the second part of the online retreat at next Thursday's meeting after meditation as part of the Buddhist Book Club evening. We encourage people to read the eBook Working with Emotions found as a free download here from our site. We will be reading the first chapter.
Because both the online retreat and book club topics overlap, this will provide an opportunity to incorporate both together next Thursday.
The speaker for the online retreat is Josh Korda. This is his bio:
Josh Korda has been the dharma teacher at the New York and Brooklyn Dharmapunx meetings since 2005, and is a regular visiting teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist community in Los Angeles. He has a large buddhist mentoring private practice and has written for the buddhist magazines Shambhala Sun, Tricycle and Buddhadharma. He has been profiled by The New York Times, Village Voice and CBS News (interviewed by Dr. Jon LaPook). For the last four years Josh has also led classes at ZenCare.org, a non-profit organization that trains hospice volunteers. Josh has had the honor to study with countless spiritual teachers in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition, including Noah Levine, Vinny Ferraro, Ajahns Geoff, Sucitto, Amaro and Tara Brach to name a few. Josh’s dharma talks are followed by a large online community at dharmapunxnyc.podbean.com.
Next Thursday will be regular meditation practice and then second part of the online retreat and discussions afterwards of the book and the retreat. We hope to see you there.