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Sangha Practice, Monday, July 22nd.

posted Jul 20, 2013, 3:26 PM by Five Stones
Practice begins at 5:30 with a short guided meditation, followed by a walking meditation, then a formal sitting meditation.  We will listen to some thoughts of Gary's on Interbeing, and  dependent co-arising.  He offers these teachings as a "raft to help us cross the river", not as absolute truth to be safeguarded or tightly held.  These concepts help us navigate our own lives, avoiding extremes, and practicing the "middle way".  Thay discusses these concepts in his commentaries on the Heart Sutra, Prajnaparamita.  We then have an opportunity to hear others views and share our experience.
We meet at the Corvallis Friends Meeting House 3211 NW Polk.  We end at 7:00 PM.

"Dharmas don't have their own self-nature. They're like an onion, and when we peel all the different layers we find there is no separate core. "Onion" is just a name, a mere designation, empty of any independent content. Onion is a manifestation and it is formed by many causes and conditions coming together, such as earth, sun, rain, taking refuge in each other. They are paratantra, relying on each other." 

—Thich Nhat Hanh