Our exploration into the six Insight Dialogue guidelines is going very well. We discovered early on that the short time period of our weekly sitting group was not conducive to dyad work. We have found that having open discussions around each guideline, alone with a week of practice, has been very supportive. I have really enjoyed the conversations, insights and engagement we have been experiencing. I am beginning to see this practice as a solid foundational practice to bring mindfulness into my daily life. We will finish up the last two guidelines over the next two weeks. If you have not had a chance to join us, you may want to think about attending. You will be happy you came. On August 22 we will return to our normal schedule with a Sutta Reading.
You may or may not be aware that I will be leaving for a 6-week retreat at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) on September 6, 2013. I will be gone until October 31. We normally hold an All Sangha Anniversary Party the first week of October. This year I will be away so we will have our Party in August. We will meet August 29 at our normal time and location. If there is anything you would like to see added to the group, any discussions, topics or conversations you would like to addressed or any comments you would like to share with the group, please bring them to the sit on August 29. We will also be discussing topics for the September and October sits. This would be a great time to re-engage with the group if you have been missing us.
With the deepest bow…