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Meditation on the Lawn

At 3 pm, gather safely in the front lawn of Empty Cloud Monastery and practice meditation with Buddhist monks.

The Buddha often encouraged practitioners to meditate outdoors, at the foot of a tree or in wilderness groves. Not only does nature offer peace and seclusion, but the serenity of outdoor spaces often has a soothing effect on the mind—which forms the basis for deep concentration. Join us for weekly outdoor meditation, where we will gather safely on the front lawn of Empty Cloud Monastery. After guided meditation and a Dhamma talk, we will leave space for Q&A and discussion.

COVID-19 precautions: To ensure the safety of all participants, we will be practicing social distancing during the event. Please wear a face mask at all times, and bring all the supplies you will need to comfortably practice outside, which may include a blanket, cushion, insect repellent, and bottled water, etc. Unfortunately we cannot provide access to restrooms at this time.

Alms Round (Pindapata) at West Orange Farmers’ Market

Our resident monastics will be at West Orange Farmers Market on pindapata, the Buddhist practice of collecting alms food from 9am-10.00am.

Buddhist monks and nuns rely on the generosity of others. Pindapata is a traditional practice where lay people offer food to monastics to sustain their spiritual practice.

If you’d like to make an offering to the Empty Cloud monastics, you will be able to spot them at the market between the times of 9am-10.00am.

Online: Monk Chat

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation!

Tune in with your questions and ask them real-time to the monastic Sangha!

Tune in on Youtube LIVE here: https://youtu.be/8EDB8NugScw

If you wish to support the monastics and Empty Cloud monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

Online: With Moggallāna the Accountant: MN 107 w/ Bhante Pmautto

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation!

In this discourse, the Buddha compares the training of an accountant with the step by step spiritual path of his followers.

Tune in on Youtube LIVE here: https://youtu.be/d8hSPo8o1S0

If you wish to support the monastics and Empty Cloud monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

Online: Asubha Contemplation with Bhante Jayasara

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation!

Developing a clear, dispassionate awareness of the body is a practice that helps us overcome desire and delusion. On this occasion, Bhante J will explore asubha meditation and its relevance to awakening.

Tune in on Youtube LIVE here: https://youtu.be/OVdtljg9AAc

If you wish to support the monastics and Empty Cloud monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

Online: With Āḷavikā: SN 5.1 w/ Ayya Soma

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation!

In this discourse, the nun Āḷavikā has entered the Dark Wood seeking seclusion when Māra comes to threaten her.

You can find the text here: https://suttacentral.net/sn5.1

Tune in on Youtube LIVE here: https://youtu.be/HK3Vws-ca6Y

If you wish to support the monastics and Empty Cloud monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

Online: The Basis of Happiness with Bhante Suddhāso

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation!

Training ourselves to be happy means more than meditation – it means changing how we think, speak, and act. Learn in detail about the core Buddhist precept-practices that establish the basis for happiness and serenity, and which open the path to awakening.

Tune in on Youtube LIVE here: https://youtu.be/F8URSHsORo0

If you wish to support the monastics and Empty Cloud monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

Online: Sickness: AN 3.22 with Bhante Suddhaso

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation!

Just as there are three kinds of sick people, there are three kinds of people who can be taught the Dhamma. Here the Buddha explains all of these kinds of people, and the proper way to treat each one.

You can find the text here: http://bhantesuddhaso.com/teachings/sutta/an-3-22-gilana-sutta/

Tune in on Youtube LIVE here: https://youtu.be/AksioF_N3Tc

If you wish to support the monastics and Empty Cloud monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

Meditation on the Lawn

At 3 pm, gather safely in the front lawn of Empty Cloud Monastery and practice meditation with Buddhist monks.

The Buddha often encouraged practitioners to meditate outdoors, at the foot of a tree or in wilderness groves. Not only does nature offer peace and seclusion, but the serenity of outdoor spaces often has a soothing effect on the mind—which forms the basis for deep concentration. Join us for weekly outdoor meditation, where we will gather safely on the front lawn of Empty Cloud Monastery. After guided meditation and a Dhamma talk, we will leave space for Q&A and discussion.

COVID-19 precautions: To ensure the safety of all participants, we will be practicing social distancing during the event. Please wear a face mask at all times, and bring all the supplies you will need to comfortably practice outside, which may include a blanket, cushion, insect repellent, and bottled water, etc. Unfortunately we cannot provide access to restrooms at this time.

Alms Round (Pindapata) at West Orange Farmers’ Market

Our resident monastics will be at West Orange Farmers Market on pindapata, the Buddhist practice of collecting alms food from 9am-10.00am.

Buddhist monks and nuns rely on the generosity of others. Pindapata is a traditional practice where lay people offer food to monastics to sustain their spiritual practice.

If you’d like to make an offering to the Empty Cloud monastics, you will be able to spot them at the market between the times of 9am-10.00am.