Tuesday Online—Allan Cooper—Householder’s Vinaya

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Tuesday Online: A Householder’s Vinaya

An evening with Allan Cooper,
author of A Householder’s Vinaya

December 8, 2020

A Householders Vinaya

Author Allan Cooper will speak on making lay life one’s practice instead of trying to fit practice into lay life.

About the book:

The Householder’s Vinaya is an accessible step by step ‘how to’ manual for anyone wishing to create an everyday life of meditative development. These new ways help cultivate and deepen meditative wisdom and establishes a deeper and more textured baseline when returning to the retreat center or monastery.

A Householder’s Vinaya uses everyday life and our everyday practice and transforms chores, distractions, and any normal activity into the balance that is necessary to discover or deepen the promise of liberation. Our daily practice combined with our everyday activities become the field of practice.

A Householder’s Vinaya is available for purchase in Kindle and paperback formats on Amazon. It can be accessed online and is available for free download at householdersvinaya.com. Choose the Featured Material option for download options.

In A Householder’s Vinaya, Allan Cooper describes in detail and depth guidelines for realizing our highest dharma aspirations. Going beyond conventional notions of daily life practice, Allan’s deep wisdom both challenges and inspires us to raise the bar of impeccability as we undertake the liberating teachings of the Buddha. In this unique work, there is a wealth of practical advice for transforming everyday life experiences into a genuine path of awakening.  Highly recommended.
— Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

Recommended Reading:
If you would care to do a little reading in preparation for this event, please read the section on Clear Comprehension (sampajanna in Pali) in The Heart of Buddhist Meditation by Nyanaponika Thera. The section on Clear Comprehension can be found on pages 36–49 in the version of the text found on Google Books.

Allan also recommends:
Bhikku Bodhi, The Noble Eightfold Path: The Way to the End of Suffering available online at https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/waytoend.html

Due to the coronavirus concerns, we are holding our Tuesday meetings online. 

This event is appropriate for newcomers as well as experienced practitioners. The evening includes silent or guided meditation and teachings.

Please join us on Zoom!

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TEACHERS: Please visit our Teachers Page for biographies and photos of our speakers.

TUESDAYS ONLINE: Due to coronavirus concerns, we have converted our Tuesday evening meeting to an online format with teachings offered by Shaila Catherine and an array of guest teachers. This online group meets 6:30 – 8:00 PM Pacific Time, which makes it possible for local members to join us after their workday, and for East Coast friends to sit with us before bed.

Everyone is welcome. Please share this event with your friends.

DANA/DONATIONS: IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses that continue whether we are meeting in-person or online. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. We encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.

Please support our programs and teachers with your donations. We especially encourage recurring monthly donations to help us through these difficult months of the pandemic. Donations can be made through our Donation Page. Recurring donations can be made through Network for Good or PayPal.

FUTURE IN-PERSON GATHERINGS: When it is wise to do so, Insight Meditation South Bay anticipates continuing our program of two weekly meditation programs. On Tuesdays, we meet in Mountain View for our drop-in weekly program of meditation and teachings. Our Tuesday evening program usually includes a sitting meditation and Dhamma talk. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and guest speakers are featured regularly. Thematic series are periodically presented, but whether or not a topic has been advertised in advance, Shaila or a guest teacher will lead the sitting and offer teachings. On Thursdays, we meet in Saratoga for our Dhamma Classroom, for a series of structured courses with registration, and periodic drop-in practice events.

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