Living the Dharma in Daily Life
Marin Sangha is an insight meditation (vipassana) group in Northern California dedicated to offering the teachings of the Buddha and guidance in Buddhist spiritual discipline with an emphasis on direct experience and a special focus on living the dharma in daily life. Phillip Moffitt established Marin Sangha in 1998 with just a dozen members; we now have over one hundred regular participants.
Sangha means community.
The Marin Sangha holds the intention of building community
by creating a space where dharma students can gather to
explore the unfolding of the teachings in their lives in a safe
and welcoming environment.
Everyone who attends is a valued member with a place in our community.
This is an open group.
People with all levels of meditation experience are invited to attend.
New students are especially welcome.
We meet Sundays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
in the Bayview Room at the
Chairs are provided, but bring your own meditation cushions. Wheelchair accessible.
Dana (generosity) PracticeIn the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless; therefore, there is no fee for attending the Marin Sangha weekly meditation meeting. However, in the Buddhist tradition we also practice dana, or generosity, by giving offerings in gratitude for the Dharma. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Dana pays for our rent, insurance, and other operational costs.
Another way to practice generosity is through service. A substantial amount of effort goes into ensuring that each meeting goes smoothly. Sangha members are encouraged to volunteer to help set up before the meeting and straighten up afterwards. You may help on a regular or occasional basis. This is another opportunity to make friends and participate in the Sangha.
Join Our Yahoo GroupThe Marin Sangha Yahoo Group is a great way for Sangha members to communicate. This is a good place for arranging carpools, sharing information, or for discussion of our practice. This group is "hidden" from public view, so your privacy is strictly guarded. To join, email Linda Howerton: l.howerton at sbcglobal dot net (Address obscured to avoid spambots).
DonatePlease consider making a donation to Marin Sangha to assist us in carrying out our mission of helping individuals live a values-based spiritual life in alignment with Buddhist principles. Donations are tax-deductable.
All Sunday meetings start at 6:00 and end at 8:00.
Note that this schedule can change at any time
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