Upcoming Events

Sangha Potluck

January 21
10:00 AM

We will be sharing in a potluck after the regular Sunday meditation. The center will provide drinks and paper plates and utensils. Please join us and bring a dish to share!

Dharma Talk – Justin Merritt – The Breath

February 4
10:15 AM

The most common instruction people get in meditation is “follow the breath”. But in original Buddhism, there is far more to it than that. What does it really mean to “follow”? And when is the wrong time to do breath meditation.

Special Event at Orchestra Hall – Justin Merritt – The Path

April 22
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Orchestra Hall

Justin’s evening length oratorio, The Path, will be premiered at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis April 22, 2018. The work is a setting of a collection of Buddhist Pali scriptures translated by the composer and set for multiple choirs, soloists, and large orchestra. For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1448910451892399/

Study Group: The Diamond Sutra

October 4 & 18, November 1 & 5
6:25 – 8:30 PM

We’ll study the Sutra using The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion, a commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh. His translations are easy to follow and his commentaries relate the text directly to our real lives. We’ll take as much time as we need to engage fully with its teaching, enriching our study with other available translations and commentaries.

Led by Shodo Spring, Soto Zen priest and dharma heir of Shohaku Okumura. Shodo has practiced Zen for 30+ years, and is the host teacher of Mountains and Waters Zen Community.

Practice Period with Mark Nunberg

Note: The practice period for November will be held on November 11.

9:00 – 11:00 AM on the third Saturday mornings, led by Mark Nunberg, senior teacher at Common Ground, and by members of NBMC sangha.