Aug
8
6:30 pm18:30

An Evening with Mindy Zlotnick

AN HISTORIC NARRATIVE
* SPECIAL PRESENTATION *

“I WILL NOT PASS AWAY…”
REINSTATING THE BUDDHA’S VISION OF
THE FOUR-FOLD SANGHA

The Buddha envisioned a FOUR-FOLD SANGHA
with male and female monastics and male and female laypeople
who would be able to carry on his teachings

We are pleased to welcome Mindy Zlotnick who was inspired to bring this historic narrative – the Bhikkhuni Nuns’ lineage -- to a larger audience. Her PowerPoint presentation is an overview of the establishment of the Bhikkhuni Nuns in the Buddha’s time, its demise for over 1000 years, and then its reestablishment in modern times. 

Mindy had been meditating in the Theravada tradition for over 25 years, never hearing this part of the history of Buddhism.  In this presentation, she highlights a monastery in our area, the Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, Placerville, as an example of the pioneering efforts of the women working now to reestablish the Bhikkhuni lineage.


May
29
7:00 pm19:00

Meg Gawler, Visiting Teacher

Join us in welcoming and listening to Dharma teachings from a recent member of the Mountain Stream Sangha. The following is a short bio about Meg.

Meg Gawler began practicing Buddhism in 1968 as disciple of the Zen Master, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. After nine years of Zen training, Meg earned a Master’s in Applied Ecology and pursued an international career in nature conservation and human development. Meg now practices in the Theravāda tradition, and has trained with Gil Fronsdal and others. In 2011 Jack Kornfield authorized Meg as a Buddhist teacher. Since then she has been teaching meditation and leading retreats in both English and French in Switzerland, and also serves as a guest teacher at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California. In 2017 Meg completed a Master’s in Buddhist Studies, specializing in the early Theravāda tradition. In addition, Meg has been teaching Radiant Heart Qigong since 2012 in the tradition of Teja Bell.

 

Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Introduction to Insight Meditation in Nevada City, CA

Classes are being offered this Spring, 2017 in Nevada City and in Roseville (Roseville class dates to be posted soon)  Each series is either 5 (Roseville) or 6 (Nevada City) consecutive weeks, one evening per week.

A registration fee, sliding scale of $40 - $60, covers the entire series of classes and contributes to the cost of hosting the class. Scholarships are available, please contact the registrar if you have concerns about payment, see flyer for details.

Intro to Insight Class Flyer Nevada City

Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Introduction to Insight Meditation in Nevada City, CA

Classes are being offered this Spring, 2017 in Nevada City and in Roseville (Roseville class dates to be posted soon)  Each series is either 5 (Roseville) or 6 (Nevada City) consecutive weeks, one evening per week.

A registration fee, sliding scale of $40 - $60, covers the entire series of classes and contributes to the cost of hosting the class. Scholarships are available, please contact the registrar if you have concerns about payment, see flyer for details.

Intro to Insight Class Flyer Nevada City

 

Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Introduction to Insight Meditation in Nevada City, CA

Classes are being offered this Spring, 2017 in Nevada City and in Roseville. Each series is either 5 (Roseville) or 6 (Nevada City) consecutive weeks, one evening per week.

A registration fee, sliding scale of $40 - $60, covers the entire series of classes and contributes to the cost of hosting the class. Scholarships are available, please contact the registrar if you have concerns about payment, see flyer for details.

Intro to Insight Class Flyer Nevada City