We are a group of Buddhist meditators studying and practicing the Dharma in Bellevue, Washington. We meet twice a month, usually the first and third Tuesday at 6:50 pm, in one of our members’ home to study the Dharma and to share the teachings.
We invite all interested folks, whether beginner or seasoned practitioner to consider visiting our group. There are currently about 5 of us who meet regularly.
We study teachings and suttas primarily from Early Buddhism, but also from modern commentators.
Our format is open, and it varies. We usually socialize for a few minutes, then we practice meditation for about 30 minutes, followed by time for journaling about the experience. Oftentimes at this point we have discussion of our practice, or perhaps we read from a sutra, or have a dharma talk. The discussions remain confidential. The intent of the group is to be helpful to those who are on the Buddhist path.
We use teachings from various Buddhist teachers, such as Jason Siff as explained in his book, Unlearning Meditation: What to Do When the Instructions Get in the Way
Also of interest are the writings of Stephen Batchelor, especially After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age and Gil Fronsdal The Buddha before Buddhism.
We invite you to join us.
Email Bill for more information: BellevueDharma@gmail.com