SL Buddhism Discussion Group – Topic Schedule – Tuesday Night @ 6PM (PST/SLT)

To Join Us:

Please contact me so I can give you a landmark to my place if you want to join us. You will need a Second Life Account. All are welcome. IM me once you are there…

The Schedule:

July 14th (Tentative)

Break till October?

July 7th

Hardcode Zen: Pass Me the Ecstasy, Rainbow, I’m going to Nirvana on a Stretcher!, Eating a Tangerine is Real Enlightenment,  Hardcore Zen, Epilogue

June 30th

Hardcode Zen: That’s Zen Master Know-It-All to You, Buddy!, No Sex with Cantaloupes, Revenge of the Pod People

June 23rd

Hardcode Zen: Why Gene Simmons is not a Zen Master, The World of Demons, In My Next Life I want to Come Back as a Pair of Lucy Liu’s Panties

June 16th

Hardcode Zen: If Only…, The Great Heart of Wisdom Sutra,  Don’t Worry it will Come with Enlightenment

June 9th

Hardcode Zen: Inner Anarchy, Zen and the Art of Making Monster Movies, Small and Stupid Dreams

June 2nd

Hardcode Zen: Prologue, Gimme Some Truth, Dork-Boy and the GodHead

Here is the next book that we will start on June  2nd:

May 26th

Attachment Non-Attachment, Calmness, Experience not Philosophy, Original Buddhism, Beyond Consciousness, Buddha’s Enlightenment, Epilogue: Zen Mind

May 12th

Another break – come back next week

May 12th

Beginner’s Mind, Chapters: The Quality of Being, Naturalness, Emptiness, Readiness Mindfulness, Believing in Nothing

May 5th

No discussion. Take a week off

April 28th

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Chapters: Communication, Negative and Positive, Nirvana the Waterfall, Traditional Zen Spirit, Transiency

April 21st

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Chapters: Study Yourself, To Polish a Tile, Constancy, Communication, Negative and Positive, Nirvana the Waterfall

April 14th

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Chapters: Right Effort, No Trace, God Giving, Mistakes in Practice, Limiting Your Activity

April 7th

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Chapters: Bowing, Nothing Special, Single-minded Way, Repetition, Zen and Excitement

March 31st

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind,  Chapters: Control, Mind Waves, Mind Weeds, The Marrow of Zen, No Dualism

March 24th: Starting a new book!

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind,  Chapters: Preface (optional), Introduction (optional), Prologue (optional), Posture, Breathing

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind (Shambhala Library)

ISBN: 1590302672
ISBN-13: 9781590302675

March 17th: Internet Video File – See the following URL for details:

http://skillfulmeans.lotusbell.com/2009/03/04/discussion-points-for-march-17th-big-sit-dharma-talk-week-2/

March 10th: Internet Video File – See the following URL for details:

http://skillfulmeans.lotusbell.com/2009/02/28/discussion-group-group-discussion-points-for-big-sit-dharma-talk-week-1/

March 3rd: The Art of Happiness Chap. 14 & 15

February 24th: The Art of Happiness Chap. 12 & 13

February 17th: The Art of Happiness Chap. 10 & 11

February 10th: The Art of Happiness Chap. 9& 10

We didn’t get through chapter 10 on Feb 10th so we will be discussing chapter 10 on Feb 17th.

February 3rd: The Art of Happiness Chap. 7 & 8

January 27th: The Art of Happiness Chap. 5 & 6

January 20th: The Art of Happiness Chap. 3 & 4

January 13th:

We will be starting the book “The Art of Happiness: A handbook for living” Chapters Intro, 1, & 2.

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for LivingISBN: 1573221112
ISBN-13: 9781573221115

January 6th:

http://www.adyashanti.org/index.php?file=listenonline

Please listen to these clips:

Illusion of self-image – 2:40

Stillness – 10:40

Looking Within – 9:47

Life without a story – 9:58

Enlightenment Unfolding – 12:49

December 30th: Joseph Goldstein, “Self and Selflessness” Audio File
http://media.dharmaseed.org/uploads/081008_193130_IMSRC.mp3

December 23th: Holiday Break Time

December 16th: A Path with Heart (Ch. 21, 22 and 23)

December 9th: A Path with Heart (Ch. 19 and 20)

December 2nd: A Path with Heart (Ch. 15 and 17)

November 25th: A Path with Heart (Ch. 12 and 13)

November 18th: A Path with Heart (Ch. 8 and 10, 9 optional)

November 11th: A Path with Heart (Ch. 11 and 14)

Just the two chapters 11 and 14.

November 4th: A Path with Heart (Ch. 6 -7)

Yup only two chapters this week. :)

October 28th: A Path with Heart (Ch. 3 -5)

October 21th: A Path with Heart (Ch. A beginning – 2)

We have selected the new book for discussion. This time it will be:

October 14th: Concentration Practice Part 3

(we will be covering both of the following files)

http://www.audiodharma.org/mp3files/1999-09-20_GilFronsdal_Concentration4-5Hindrances.mp3
http://www.audiodharma.org/mp3files/1999-09-27_GilFronsdal_Concentration5-Mindfulness.mp3

October 7th: Concentration Practice Part 2

(we will be covering both of the following files)

http://www.audiodharma.org/mp3files/1999-09-06_GilFronsdal_Concentration2-Thoughts.mp3
http://www.audiodharma.org/mp3files/1999-09-13_GilFronsdal_Concentration3-5Hindrances.mp3

September 30th: Concentration Practice Part 1

http://www.audiodharma.org/mp3files/1999-08-30_GilFronsdal_Concentration1.mp3

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