Location: Quietude, 1130 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC
Time: Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome.
When you arrive, make your self comfortable by joining the group in. At 6:30pm, meditation instructions will be given for any new comers, and meditation will continue in silence for 15/20 minutes. Then, we will take a short break.
Afterwards, we will view a Dharma talk from a teacher for approximately 45 minutes, and return to discuss. (A Dharma talk is a teaching on Buddhist principles.)
Kindly silence your phone for the duration, or, if essential, please place it on vibrate.
Access to community and wisdom should be available to everyone, so all sangha events are offered for free. Following ancient buddhist practice, we collect danā. Danā is a Pali word that denotes a special kind of giving. It means “generosity” or “giving freely. Danā is a practice of a mutual exchange of generosity and abundance. It develops lovingkindness and compassion, deepens awareness of our interconnectedness and encourages non-attachment. If this kind of giving is available to you, there will be a donation box at this event. Any amount offered is correct and appreciated. $5 is one suggested amount.
Quietude is a micro-retreat center dedicated to the cultivation of mindfulness and the inner life. It provides a container for awareness, introspection, and personal development. Quietude is rooted in the understanding that we all benefit from periodically taking time out from our day-to-day routines and responsibilities.