Online: The Discourse to the Residents of Sālā: MN41 w/ Bhante Suddhaso

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation! An explanation on why some people are reborn in heavenly worlds and some are reborn in hellish worlds, based on the list of the ten kinds of wholesome conduct. Download a copy of the sutta here: http://bhantesuddhaso.com/teachings/sutta/mn-41-sa%e1%b8%b7eyyaka-sutta/ Tune in on Youtube Live here: https://youtu.be/N9iNSOzcrYUIf you're able to support the monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

Online: Responsibility with Ayyā Somā

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation! We make choices in every moment - this is how we shape our lives. Taking responsibility for each choice that we make gives us the power to steer ourselves inexorably towards awakening. Tune in as Ayya explores responsibility and its importance on the path. Tune in on Youtube Live here: https://youtu.be/_hdJ28kcxOMIf you're able to support the monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donat

Online: The Greater Discourse on the Simile of the Elephant’s Footprint 2/2

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation! A discourse by Venerable Sāriputta, explaining the Four Noble Truths in terms of the five components of body-mind, the four physical elements, and the six senses. Download a copy of the sutta here: http://bhantesuddhaso.com/teachings/sutta/mn-28-mahahatthipadopama-sutta/ Tune in on Youtube Live here: https://youtu.be/fgJxCV9cz3cIf you're able to support the monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

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! Join us on Youtube Live here: https://youtu.be/OrWKQe644cEIf you're able to support the monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

Alms Round (Pindapata) at West Orange Farmers’ Market

West Orange Farmers Market 80 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052, West Orange

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.

Meditation on the Lawn

Empty Cloud 29 Ridgeway Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052, West Orange

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.

Buddha Statue Puja and Inauguration Day

Empty Cloud 29 Ridgeway Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052, West Orange

Join us to celebrate our new Buddha Rupa and the generosity of kind people who made this happen Being in the presence of a Buddha Rupa is a unique a blessing that brings happiness and peace to countless beings all over the world. On this occasion we will celebrate the Buddha and the donors whose meritorious generosity has made this statue to Empty Cloud Monastery possible. May the live happy, healthy, and peaceful and may all good things come to them!SCHEDULE OF THE DAY:10am = Bring organic vegetarian food to monastery to share11am= Food offering to Monastic Sangha1pm = Buddha Celebration, Chanting, and Dhamma Talk

Online: The Body: SN 46.2 w/ Ayya Soma

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation! Just as the body depends on food, the awakening factors depend on nutriment. In this discourse, the Buddha gives specific conditions for each of the factors.Tune in on Youtube Live here: https://youtu.be/_PK9FyUTUJEDownload a copy of the sutta here:https://suttacentral.net/sn46.2/en/bodhiIf you're able to support the monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

Online: Attachment and Non-Attachment w/ Ayyā Somā

Join us for online sutta studies, Dhamma discussions, and meditation! What is attachment? Is there such a thing as 'healthy attachment'? What is non-attachment? What are the benefits of cultivating non-attachment, and how can we do so in a healthy and beneficial way? Join Ayyā Somā for an in-depth exploration of the nature of attachment and non-attachment.Tune in on Youtube Live here: https://youtu.be/-WiYUl4-ExsIf you're able to support the monastery, please visit http://www.buddhistinsights.com/donate

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