Summary of our Weekly Talks


Missed a meditation group? Live too far away to attend? No problem!

Below are short summaries of the Dhamma talks at the Tuesday and Friday meditation groups.

Links to the talks are provided when available.



Tuesday, August 27

Leslie shared part of a talk from one of her favourite lay teachers, Andrea Fella of the Insight Meditation Centre. Andrea spoke about The Comings and Goings of Mindfulness. Curiosity about what is happening right here and now is a form of right mindfulness. Being mindful of how it feels to be mindful, how it feels when we lose mindfulness, and how we feel when we regain it can be interesting subjects of inquiry. 

Friday, June 28: Leslie attended a retreat last week led by Shaila Catherine on dealing with the distracted mind. Next Tuesday she will give a report on what she learned there, but today she played a talk by Shaila Catherine: Mindfulness of mind.

The Buddha's Shoulds - Friday, May 24
Leslie shared Thanissaro Bhikku's short talk, and her own thoughts about the Precepts for laypeople contrasted with the Judaeo-Christian Ten Commandments. The Buddha taught how to reach true happiness by doing what really works. Several Commandments resemble the Precepts, but they are taught as "must"s, not "should"s.

Ajahn Sona on hindrances: 3 - I Have No Energy: Are You Stagnant?

The third hindrance is traditionally called "sloth and torpor", but Ajahn Sona prefers "lethargy", or "suffering from stagnation". The YouTube video is here

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We are located in south Canmore. You are welcome to drop in for our group meditation practice on Tuesday and Friday. For other times please contact us for an appointment or view our event calendar for public talks, teachings, and retreats. 

    518 2nd St, Canmore, Alberta

    403 678-2034

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