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Friday, January 8th, 2010
6:29 pm
[chg2winter]
events
The "Wake Up to Your Life" meditation group has invited Seattle-based Buddhist teacher George Draffan to Columbus to lead a series of programs during the last week of January. See the brief descriptions (below) for more information.

I'm also attaching a pdf file which has a full description of the programs. We'd really appreciate any help you may can offer to get the word out. Consider printing up a copy of each and posting them at your home sangha's community bulletin board, or forwarding them to people from your sangha's e-mail list.

Please reply to this e-mail or go to www.naturalawareness.net for more information.

The events:
Embodied Energy. January 28th at the Elizabeth Blackwell Center. 9am to 4 pm workshop on raising energy and being present in our bodies. For those who find sitting meditation a challenge, we'll introduce several ways of bringing ease and comfort so that the body and mind can settle naturally. And we'll show how walking and moving meditation can release a joyful flow of energy.
All Paths Are Not the Same. January 28th at the Upper Arlington Public Library. 7-845 pm.
There are different paths of practice in Buddhism. We'll explore how they're different and how they fit together, and suggest ways to follow a path that addresses your needs and aspirations.

Entering the Way: Awakening as a Way of Life. For many of us, sustaining a consistent practice is an ongoing challenge. This weekend retreat in Yellow Springs will explore ways to find the personal motivation and the practical supports that make your practice sustainable -- to transform spiritual practice into a way of life.
Thursday, October 8th, 2009
7:21 pm
[chg2winter]
finding a teacher
So, I am going to begin the process of finding a teacher here in Columbus, and might as well chronicle my search, and might as well do it here :)

The goal? Find a teacher. This seems to me to be essential to my continued growth as a Buddhist.

The path? Check out each Buddhist gather in town, forget any previous dealing or thoughts I had about them, and as long as they have an English speaking participation option, I'll check it out.

So, http://www.buddhismcentralohio.org/ offers a list arranged alphabetically to start with. Away I go...
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
9:27 pm
[chg2winter]
Meditation Unconference PM


photoThe Buddhism Central Ohio Meetup

Meditation uncoference is a a facilitated, participant-driven conference on meditation practices. The goal is to
avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees and/or sponsored presentations. This is the evening session for participants who can't make it in the previous week AM session.

7:00-7:15pm Facilitators and Participants Introductions
7:15-7:30pm 5 different (3-minutes each) presentations on meditation
-Presenter 1: Kenya Watkins
-Presenter 2: Ying
-Presenter 3: Derek Heyman
-Presenter 4: Daron Larson
-Presenter 5: Seth Josephson
7:30-7:50pm Q and A
7:50-8:05pm Quit Time
8:05-8:45pm Group "Sitting and Quit" Meditation - Participants may observe their own meditation techniques with respect to others in the room.
8:45-9:05pm Sharing
9:05-9:20pm Closing - Quit Time/Meditation

Columbus, OH 43212 - USA

Sunday, October 4 at 7:00 PM

Attending: 6

Details: http://www.meetup.com/buddhism-central-ohio/calendar/10879052/

Friday, August 7th, 2009
4:17 pm
[chg2winter]
Remembering to Breathe retreat
Remembering to Breathe
a residential retreat in Pickerington Ohio, with George Draffan

sponsored by the Columbus
Wake Up To Your Life group

September 4-6, 2009

In the traditional teachings of the Buddha, the body is the first foundation of awareness. Breathing is the constant activity of our bodies. Grounded in the breathing body, we can calm our fears, craving, and anger. As reactive emotions are calmed, confusion clears and we see what is arising in us and in our world. We come to know what creates struggle, what releases suffering, what is ever-changing, and what is reliable.

Join us for a weekend exploration of the path of awareness and compassion. Our instruction and
practice will be based in the Natural Settling tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and in the Anapanasati(Mindfulness of Breathing) Sutta — one of the basic meditation manuals of Theravada Buddhism.

To cultivate flexibility and balance energy, we’ll also practice walking meditation and gentle qigong movement exercises.

The retreat is suitable for beginning and experienced meditators, and will be limited to 15 people to allow for full participation.

If you have questions about the retreat, contact George Draffan (george@naturalawareness.net) at 206-723-4276

The cost of the retreat is $150. To reserve your place contact

Jim Ellsworth
wutyl.columbus@gmail.com
614-937-2727

About the teacher
George Draffan is a Seattle-based practitioner and teacher
of Buddhist meditation and Taoist energy practices.
His teaching emphasizes body-based awareness and its
application to daily life.

Visit NaturalAwareness.net for more information
Monday, July 6th, 2009
1:31 pm
[chg2winter]
Wednesday Afternoon Sitting

Wednesday Afternoon Sitting

Join us this Wednesday for a noon gathering for the purpose of meditation and dharma discussion. We are a non-sectarian peer led group associated with the Wake Up to Your Life group of Columbus, OH. Each Wednesday at noon, we gather at the Buddhist Center of Ohio to for some shared silence and Buddhism discussion.

Discovering the here and now in Columbus, Ohio


What: Meditation and dharma discussion
When: 12P to 1P each Wednesday
Where: Buddhist Center of Ohio, 1005 King Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43212

New to meditation or Buddhism? Great! Newcomers are welcome! Each session begins with a brief introduction to meditation.

Contact Dan at chg2winter@gmail.com for more information

 

http://wutylcolumbus.ning.com/

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
11:49 am
[chg2winter]
Wednesday Afternoon Sitting

Wednesday Afternoon Sitting

Join us this Wednesday for a noon gathering for the purpose of meditation and dharma discussion. We are a non-sectarian peer led group associated with the Wake Up to Your Life group of Columbus, OH. Each Wednesday at noon, we gather at the Buddhist Center of Ohio to for some shared silence and Buddhism discussion.

Discovering the here and now in Columbus, Ohio


What: Meditation and dharma discussion
When: 12P to 1P each Wednesday
Where: Buddhist Center of Ohio, 1005 King Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43212

New to meditation or Buddhism? Great! Newcomers are welcome! Each session begins with a brief introduction to meditation.

Contact Dan at chg2winter@gmail.com for more information

 

http://wutylcolumbus.ning.com/

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
6:17 am
[bittibuddha]
PSA: Upcoming Zen Workshop Series at the Toledo Zen Center!
An entire series of discussions and workshops on the Zen Arts this summer!  For more information, or to register, check out their webpage:  http://toledozencenter.wordpress.com/

“The arts of Zen are not intended for utilitarian purposes, or for purely aesthetic enjoyment, but are meant to train the mind, indeed, to bring it into contact with ultimate reality.”

-D.T. Suzuki


Friday, July 17

The Artless Arts of Zen: An Introductory Talk with Rinsen and Do’on

7 to 9 pm at TZC. Free Intro Talk.

 

Saturday, July 18

Just Eating: The Art of Oryoki with Slow Food Maumee

9 to noon and 2 to 5pm at TZC. Cost $50

Sunday, July 19

Musicianship and the Spiritual Path with Rinsen and Kyomon

9 to noon and 2 to 5pm at TZC. Cost $50


Saturday - Sunday, Aug 1, 2

Shaped by Earth: The Zen Art of Tea Bowls with Mitsuo Kakutani

9 to noon and 2 to 5pm at TZC.  Cost $100


Saturday, August 8

The Stone Woman Speaks: Poetry as Spiritual Practice with Dr. Larry Smith

9 to noon and 2 to 5pm at TZC.  Cost: $50


Saturday - Sunday, August 15, 16

Brush Mind, Brush Heart with Kaz Tanahashi Sensei

9 to noon and 2 to 5pm at TZC  Cost: $100


Friday - Sunday, August 21,22,23

First Steps: An Introduction to Zen Practice Weekend Retreat with Rinsen.

Friday check in at 6pm, Sunday check out at noon at Lourdes College.  Cost: $155 (Includes room and board)



The Toledo Zen Center is co-located with Shobu Aikido of Ohio at 6537 Angola Road, Holland Ohio, 43528


x-posted!
Monday, June 15th, 2009
12:26 pm
[chg2winter]
Wednesday Afternoon Sitting
Join us this Wednesday for a noon gathering for the purpose of meditation and dharma discussion. We are a non-sectarian peer led group associated with the Wake Up to Your Life group of Columbus, OH. Each Wednesday at noon, we gather at the Buddhist Center of Ohio to for some shared silence and Buddhism discussion.

Discovering the here and now in Columbus, Ohio


What: Meditation and dharma discussion
When: 12P to 1P each Wednesday
Where: Buddhist Center of Ohio, 1005 King Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43212

New to meditation or Buddhism? Great! Newcomers are welcome! Each session begins with a brief introduction to meditation.

Contact Dan at chg2winter@gmail.com for more information

 

http://wutylcolumbus.ning.com/


Sunday, June 7th, 2009
10:52 pm
[chg2winter]
Wednesday Afternoon Sitting

Wednesday Afternoon Sitting

Starting this Wednesday, there will be a noon gathering for the purpose of meditation and dharma discussion. We are a non-sectarian peer led group associated with the Wake Up to Your Life group of Columbus, OH. Join us each Wednesday at noon at the Buddhist Center of Ohio to take a break for some shared silence in the middle of your busy week.

Discovering the here and now in Columbus, Ohio


What: Meditation and dharma discussion
When: 12P to 1P each Wednesday
Where: Buddhist Center of Ohio, 1005 King Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43212

New to meditation or Buddhism? Great! Newcomers are welcome! Each session begins with a brief introduction to meditation.

Contact Dan at chg2winter@gmail.com for more information

 

http://wutylcolumbus.ning.com/

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
5:20 pm
[chg2winter]
Noon meditation gather
We are going to start a new gathering! 

Our current thought is Wednesday afternoon gathering, hopefully at noon. My thought is one hour in length (for those attending during there lunch time), 25 minutes of meditation, check in, dharma talk.

We have a possible location in mind, but are hoping to find a different one. Anyone advise us on a location? Anyone interested in joining us?

Warmly,
Dan
Thursday, October 16th, 2008
7:20 am
[namasteezmusic]
Recently visited columbus to promote www.denang.org
www.denang.org
www.denang.org

Namaste

Current Mood: artistic
Monday, September 29th, 2008
8:37 pm
[chg2winter]
Forgot about this group
I forgot this group was out here....


I am currently looking at joining the KTC here in Columbus, because they...well, they are about the only show in town except the SGA - at least, as far as (English primary non-Zen) Buddhist groups in Columbus go.

Anyone else here? :)

Dan
Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
4:20 pm
[phaenix_ash]
i've been in columbus a few months, moved from the other side of the country. i consider myself buddhist but i've not taken refuge or subscribe to one school of buddhism over another, but i'm seriously thinking about taking refuge in the new year. i know the choices in sangha are kind of limited here - where do you go? how do you like it?
Sunday, July 30th, 2006
10:11 pm
[msliminal]
Buddhist Temple on Cleveland Avenue?
Does anyone know anything about the Buddhist temple(?) on Cleveland Avenue?

I've been very curious about it since I first saw it, but I don't see any signs on the premises. There's lots of neat looking statues in the yard, and I would love to take a closer look at them sometime.
Thursday, June 8th, 2006
9:37 am
[joycelook]
Need teenage yogis for a focus group!
Hi! I work for a youth research company and am currently trying to learn more about teenagers who love arts and crafts-- you opinions are really important to us!

The focus group will take about two hours. We will pay you $100 for your participation.

Here is a short list of the requirements for the project:
o Be between the age of 16-19
o Live in or around Columbus
o Able to participate on June 13th

Please let me know if you are interested by Friday June 9th. When you respond, please make sure that you include: name, email address, age, type of artist, and city of residence.

If you have any questions. Please feel free to ask me anything!

Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you!
Friday, March 24th, 2006
6:34 am
[dansrobe]
Buddhism plain and simple
Last night, we had a speaker on Tibetan Kama Kagyu tradition of Buddhism. And I have attended the local SGI Buddhism gatherings.

What other schools of Buddhism can be found in Columbus area?
Thursday, January 26th, 2006
11:25 am
[dansrobe]
study of, you know, Buddhism
I see in Columbus we have a Buddhist group that appears to have the main focus on the Chenrezig prayer. And I attended a few events where the focus was the mantra 'nam-myo-ren-gy-kyo'.

Is the a Buddhism group in Columbus that focuses on the study and living the noble truths or training perceipts?
Monday, January 9th, 2006
5:51 pm
[gaiman_phile]
Just wondering. . .
This is cross-posted in buddhists, allpaths, hisholinessdl, interfaith_talk, jesuswasabuddha, and tibetanbuddhism!

I was wondering, if you guys believe in reincarnation, . . . and this is in NO WAY meant to attack anyone, I'm just a legitimately curious person. . .What do you guys feel about the Creation? I'm just curious. I'd tried asking my friend, and she didn't know really how to answer that question. . . Thanx so much!!

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, December 22nd, 2005
3:00 pm
[gaiman_phile]
Newbie!
This is cross-posted in jesuswasabuddha, 4a_reason, __innerbeauty_, allpaths, and buddhists. . .

Hi, everyone.

I'm new to this community, just joined up a few minutes ago. My friend is a Buddhist, and I'm a Christian. The things we've talked about over the last few weeks that I've known her (we were co-workers, that's how we met!), she's told me a lot about her religion, and having formerly been Christian herself, and knowing that I myself am a Christian, it's really fascinating to see the parallels of our religions.

I don't know much about Buddhism, and everytime I hear the word "Buddha," I always think of the jolly chubby man laying on his side or sitting "Indian style" with a big smile on his face. I wasn't aware until she and I got to talking that there are different Buddhas for different things in life. She's really shown me a lot about Eastern religions and what-not, and a lot of what she's telling me about, I'm wanting to learn more, hence my joining this group.

My hope is to meet some new friends and learn as much as I can about this religion I know so little about.

Thank you. . .

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
12:07 pm
[rainbow_slinky]
Tibetan Lama to Teach on Purifying Negativity
On Monday, Sept 19th, Venerable Bardor Tulku Rinpoche will give a public talk called Engaging the World with Compassion. First Unitarian Universalist Church on Weisheimer. 7:00pm, $5.

On Tuesday, he will be offering teachings on Purifying Negativity at KTC. 10am-4pm. $30 for members, $35 for non members.

Tuesday night, Refuge Vow Ceremony, 7:30pm.

I am planning on going to the talk on Monday night. Anyone care to join me?
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