weekly practice

Unless otherwise posted, LAMC meets every Wednesday, 7 – 9 PM, at Van Hanh Temple — 3015 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Please follow our community on Facebook for regular announcements, updates, and changes. Advertisements

Dharma Poem: Dew, Bubbles, Dreams & Clouds from the Diamond Sutra

Dear one Accept this bouquet of dew, Bubbles, dreams & clouds Tied loosely with a cobweb Full of life Self-effacing & sudden Incautious Fugitive as air No vase can contain it No time capture all it says So wear it like a flower In your hair and know My humanity adorns it Every brushed-away tear … More Dharma Poem: Dew, Bubbles, Dreams & Clouds from the Diamond Sutra

Dharma Poem: Had I Been the Dragon

Even before Buddha became Buddha A dragon stood guard Magnificent creature Unnecessary precaution Intent on austerities Danger comes from within Indecision  Self-loathing Stiffening of will Nothing dragons can do Except wait with sad eyes Until the mind-propelled Whirlwind blows over What use a dragon’s roar That rattles the heavens Scuttles the clouds Pours rain? Even … More Dharma Poem: Had I Been the Dragon

Dharma Poem: BodhisattvasRUs

I get it BodhisattvasRUs same bodies same minds without the scars or the hooks of attachment 6 senses alive unhampered by this way or that shoveling sidewalks offering food me you bodhisattva no difference except for the glow the being-here-now that throws open the world © January 26, 2016 | Carolyn White

special event | radical bodhicitta — embodying justice, liberation + healing

Originally posted on radical bodhicitta:
In this 4-hour immersive experience, practitioners will be guided through embodied meditations and self-inquiry exercises to: Awaken and strengthen the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness and 5 Spiritual Faculties; Deepen skillful understanding of their relationship to privilege, power and oppression; Move toward skillful and sustainable action to cultivate justice, liberation and…