Dharma Explorations

Series of teachings involving mindfulness, buddhist practices and traditions, inclusive of all levels and open to everyone. Teachings are held the first and third Tuesdays of every month, and we have three series a year.

Upcoming Series

Buddha Nature, Your Buddha Mind

First and Third Tuesdays 7:00- 8:30 January 18 to May 17 2022

An exceptional opportunity to hear for the first time newly translated descriptions of buddha nature – also known as the dharma-dhatu—the basic space or real realm in all of us. Dr. Nathanial Rich and Dr. Renee Ford will lead you through meditations and conversations on newly translated sutras that give a very fresh understanding of the power of our luminous capacity for awakening.

Current Series

Stories and Surprises on the Buddhist Path: Core Mahayana Counsel for Living Well

First and Third Tuesdays 7:00- 8:30 CDT September 7 to December 7

The six perfections are for bringing forward spiritual guidance with respect to the whole framework of our lives. How do we live and practice guided by the twin values of mindful wisdom and embodied compassion? Starting in September and going through the first Tuesday of December, we will explore the teachings of the six perfections. As part of this series, we are very pleased to announce that Dr. Nathaniel Rich, one of the editors active in the current translation of all of the sutras into several modern languages (the 84,000 Project), and a visiting scholar with the Buddhist Texts Translation Initiative recently established at the University of California Santa Barbara in partnership with 84,000, will offer material from his current work that helps shine helpful and sometimes surprising angles on this set of teachings.