Join our Weekly Tuesday Night Sits and Events via Zoom*. See details below.
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Weekly Virtual Sit Details
Where: We meet over Zoom on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET.
What: Tuesday Night Sit is a 30-minute meditation with instructions followed by a 45-minute dharma/practice discussion & Q+A. All experience levels are welcome.
Currently occurring via Zoom, Sangha meetings on Tuesday evenings are a mix of meditation with instruction, silent meditation, in-depth explanation about meditation practice, teaching on some aspect of the Buddhist spiritual path, and time for questions and discussion. Meditation periods are 30-45 minutes in length.
Often, at the beginning of the evening, there is a prompt to respond to in the chat, with the intention being connection and community building. Once a month, the evening is dedicated solely to the meditation practice to help folks deepen that aspect of the path.
A member of the Steering Circle begins the evening with a short reminder of the origin of the land where we practice and, our Buddist lineage to support the aspect of gratitude, compassion, and our connection to all beings.
Teachings and meditation instructions will focus on a particular theme that we will work with over a period of one month or perhaps several months.
First Tuesday Guided Meditation and Community Share
Second Tuesday Guided Meditation, Dharma talk*, Discussion/Q&A
Third Tuesday Guided Sitting and Standing meditation
Fourth Tuesday Guided Meditation, Dharma talk*, Discussion/Q&A
Fifth Tuesday Guided Meditation, Dharma talk*, Discussion/Q&A
*experienced teacher talk about Buddhist teachings and insight meditation practice
Meditation will be primarily sitting but also walking and standing at times.
Sitting meditation will generally be 30- 45 minutes in length and walking meditation will generally be 30 minutes in length.
Standing meditation will vary from 10 – but 15 minutes.
Teaching & Discussion
Teaching, discussion and Q & A will be integrated. Per Chas, "Rarely will I give a Dharma talk where I talk for an extended period of time as people simply listen."
We will occasionally break-out into small groups over Zoom as well.
Before starting, we will explain the Check-In process for any new members present.
The intention of the Check-In is to:
Support the building and cohesion of Sangha
Practice mindful speaking and listening
Intentionally bring the mindfulness practice into the “daily life” realm.
Chas DiCapua is the guiding teacher for Open Door, leading our weekly gatherings and retreats. Chas has been practicing Buddhist meditation, primarily in the Theravada or early Buddhist tradition, for over 30 years. His practice and study include the IMS/Spirit Rock teacher training program and over two years in silent, intensive meditation retreat.