Group meditation: Wednesday 7-8:30 PM – Interbeing Sangha and Earth Holder Sangha ONLINE

NOTE ::: We are cancelled tonight May 29, 2024. Please Join us next week as we resume our regular schedule.


Every Wednesday
7:00-8:30pm CT

Currently meeting ONLINE through Zoom.

Part of the Awakening Heart Community at Dallas Meditation Center, Interbeing Sangha and Earth Holder Sangha meditation practice are inspired by the tradition of Plum Village and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Interbeing Sangha

Interbeing Sangha is a meditation group practicing and studying the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and others who practice in the tradition of Plum Village. The weekly practice includes a brief check-in, seated meditation, dharma talk or study, and sharing.

The Five Mindfulness Trainings

On the first Wednesday of each month, we recite the Five Mindfulness Trainings during the gathering and discuss them.

The Five Mindfulness Trainings provide a framework for ethical behavior that can help us live in harmony with ourselves and with others, and make positive contributions to society.
You do not need to be a long-term or consistent practitioner. You do not need to currently attend a Sangha in the Tiep Hien/ Interbeing tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. You simply have, in your heart, an aspiration to do your best in your daily life to increase happiness and decrease suffering in the world.
Those who have had an opportunity to receive the Five Mindfulness Trainings can keep up their dedication ongoing through this monthly Recitation.

Earth Holder Sangha

Starting in January (Monthly, 4th Wednesday), Earthholders will begin reading our way through Zen and The Art of Saving the Planet by Thich Nhat Hanh.  Similar to Interbeing Sangha, we will discuss chapter by chapter.  Please come prepared having read the Preface and Introduction.
The book is widely available in libraries, stores, and online, and also available in audiobook/downloads.  Be sure to get your copy and join us in the New Year!

The Earth Holder Sangha is the branch of the Plum Village tree that applies Thich Nhat Hanh’s core teachings on engaged Buddhism, mindful living, racial and social justice, and inter-being with Mother Earth at this time of ecological crisis.  The Earth Holder Sangha at Dallas Meditation Center is a part of the Interbeing Sangha and follows the same format but with readings, presentations, and discussions geared toward environmental stewardship, issues of climate change, social justice, and racism. They meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Open to all levels of meditation experience, from beginners to more experienced meditators. We welcome persons of any spiritual tradition, including those not part of any spiritual or faith tradition.

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