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Finding Your Peeps - What is a Community? with Kimberly Brown and Lawrence Grecco
Wednesday Night Open Talks
The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor - Middle BuzzerNew York, NY 10012
Wed, 6/13/2012, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Note: A video of this talk will be streamed live on IDP's ustream page. To access the video, click here, a few minutes before 7:30pm Eastern Time.
In Buddhism, the Sangha (assembly or community) is considered as important to the spiritual path as the Buddha and his teachings. Without the support of others, it is considered much more difficult to practice and nurture the qualities of awakening. Can this be true? In a society which places a high value on the idea of "independence", do we really need to be part of a group?
Join us for an evening of exploration and discussion into the nature and purpose of community, and the myth of separation.
Kimberly Brown studies in the traditions of Tibetan and American Buddhism, is a member and teacher at the IDP, and a graduate of the year-long IDP Teacher Training program. She practices Kriya Yoga with Alan Finger, and is learning Healing Touch, an energy medicine technique which she offers to cancer patients in Manhattan. Kimberly has degrees in physics and literature, and spent several years in post-graduate training as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.
Ven. Lawrence Dō'an Grecco is a Zen monk, Dharma Teacher and Life Coach. He received authorization as a dharma teacher from the Interdependence Project, and holds a certificate in Foundations in Buddhist Chaplaincy from the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. Rev. Lawrence was ordained by the Five Mountain Zen Order and is a student of Ven. Paul Yuánzhì Lynch, the Founder and Guiding Teacher of Five Mountain. He is also the Vice-Abbot of the Five Mountain Zen Order and writes for Sweeping Zen, The Interdependence Project, and Open Sky Zen. He is the Founding Director of Open Sky Zen Meditation & Buddhist Studies Group which meets regularly at the New York Insight Meditation Center, and the facilitator of Queer Sangha which meets at the Interdependence Project in Manhattan.
Wednesday Night Open Talks: Drop by and discover how the principles of meditation can be applied to everyday life while uniting with others in a receptive and welcoming environment.
Every Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
No Previous Meditation Experience Required.
$10 -$20 Suggested Donation
(No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)
Pay online to the right.
Cash, Check and Credit Card Payments also accepted at the door
Image Credit: The IDPeeps, by Nancy Thompson