Join Us in contemplating Dharma

Contemplations is a seasonal study group, meeting on the 4th Sunday of each month, that explores various dharma teachings. Each season’s host will lead discussion through the selected topics and materials.

Due to the nature of this activity, this program requires registration and will be closed to newcomers after the season starts. We request that you set the sincere intention to come to all sessions of a particular topic. Timely communication will allow us to support you should you know you will miss a session.

Basic Format: All Times in Eastern Time (ET)

11:00 am Meditation
11:10 am Check-in
11:20 am Open Discussion on Selected Material
12:05 pm Check-in
12:15 pm Close


Contemplations on Fear (Jan – April)

hosted by Vicara Mary Connelly Roshi and Reishin Denise Leong

Join us for this exploration of Zen practice in the face of fear.

Impermanence! How do we recognize and face our fears about constant change and the steady loss of … well … everything? How can we stop being afraid of fear? Through readings, teachings, reflections, and discussion, let us explore ways to open and befriend our fears to deal with whatever life brings us. There will be articles, podcasts, and book chapters to review for each month’s open forum.

Discussion forums on Moodle (optional) will also be available between meetings.

Meeting Dates:

January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23


Contemplations on… TBD (May – August)


Contemplations on… TBD (Sept – Dec.)


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