Sangha Gatherings - 2020

Tuesday Monthly Sangha Gatherings

The Amida Mosaic Sangha is an ever-evolving network of friends interested in Buddhist spirituality and practice. The sangha is affiliated with the Order of Amida Buddha

 

Our gatherings offer a space and time to be silent, enjoy a meal, study a book, and experience a Pureland service. There is no need to join the sangha formally; everyone, regardless of spiritual affiliation, is welcome to participate.

We will simply need your email address so that we can get in touch with you in case of an unexpected last-minute cancellation. 

Cost:  Dana (see bottom of page)

 

The schedule for our gatherings is as follows:

 

Tuesdays, 2:00 to 8:30 p.m.  

Dates:  January 21, February 4, March 17, April 7, May 19, June 16, September 29, October 20, November 17, 2020  

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Personal time for silence, reading and writing

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Vegetarian Potluck (bring a dish to share)

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Buddhist Book Study 

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Stone passing and Pureland Service

 

You are welcome to attend whichever parts of the Monthly Sangha Gathering work with your schedule.

 

The Tuesday Monthly Sangha Gatherings are followed by the Monthly Wednesday Morning Service, starting at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday Monthly Morning Service

Wednesdays, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. 

Dates:   January 22, February 5, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, September 30, October 21, November 18, 2020

​Pureland Buddhist morning service and coffee.

About Tuesday Monthly Book Study

 

Book study is incorporated into the Monthly Sangha Gatherings in order to provide an opportunity to study various topics related to Buddhism.  The study may include books, films, audio talks, and so on.  The sangha is currently reading Not Everything is Impermanentby Dharmavidya David Brazier.  You can order the book online.

Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of your experience or understanding of Buddhism; and you may join the group at any time. However, once you join, we appreciate regular attendance. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own books.

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About the Offering of Dana/Donation

 

"Dana" is a Sanskrit word that connotes the virtue and practice of cultivating generosity. 

 

In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are considered priceless, but it is common to leave a dana offering at the end of a Buddhist retreat or gathering, to acknowledge the time, training and wisdom that have gone into creating the programs generously presented for our benefit.

There is no set fee for our monthly gatherings, and we sincerely hope that you will consider following the practice of honouring the work of Amida Mosaic by offering a donation when you leave.

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