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We’re both looking at the same moon, in the same world. We’re connected to reality by the same line. All I have to do is quietly draw it toward me."
—Haruki Murakami
Posted by Peg Syverson - Jun 23, 2016, 11:48 AM

I've uploaded all of the current year's dharma talks, inquiry, and Depth in Practice recordings. This is amazingly time consuming, especially when you need to reduce file sizes on the audio. The upload speed is fine, but Concrete 5 has to take some time identifying the file and then you need to put it into a set and tag it. Finally, you need to add it to the file list on the page. I don't mind the routine of it, but it is very slow work. I've also tweaked the home page slider, which may or may not make it into the final design. I'll see what Ben thinks. This afternoon: more archives. I also want to work on the classes page template.

Posted by Peg Syverson - Apr 13, 2016, 1:11 AM

I'm in the midst of preparing for the intensive as well as an upcoming class. So I won't be working on the website until next Monday. Too bad; it's so much fun! But here's a nice photo:


Posted by Peg Syverson - Apr 6, 2016, 11:03 PM

We’d like to offer some more focused practice opportunities on Wednesday evenings. We will incorporate a little bit of instruction and usually a short guided meditation, followed by waking meditation and a regular zazen period. As usual, we will follow the Wednesday evening program with informal tea in the study, a good chance to ask questions or discuss the program. Here is the schedule, which will vary by week:

FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH: LOVINGKINDNESS (METTA AND LOJONG PRACTICES)

instruction: 15 min.
guided meditation: 15 min.
Walking meditation: walking with lovingkindness
silent meditation: 30 min
service

SECOND WEDNESDAY: MIND TRAINING FOR FOCUS AND STABILITY OF MIND

Concentration practice instruction: 15 min.
Guided concentration practice: 15 min.
Walking meditation: mindful concentration in motion
Concentration meditation: 30 min.
Service

THIRD WEDNESDAY: GAIA MEDITATION FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THE EARTH AND ITS INHABITANTS (MACY)

Instruction or introduction: 15 min.
Guided meditation: 15 min.
Walking meditation: walking on the earth
Silent meditation: 30 min.
Service: Well-being service

FOURTH WEDNESDAY: SMALL GROUP KOAN PRACTICE

Introduction of the koan: 15 min.
Meditation: 15 min.
Walking meditation with the koan
Small group koan work

FIFTH WEDNESDAY (WHEN NEEDED): ZEN AND THE BODY

instruction: 15 min.
guided meditation: 15 min.
Walking meditation: mindful of the body
silent meditation: 30 min
service

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Our Schedule

Welcome! These programs are open for everyone.

Monday—Friday 6:30-7:30 AM
Morning Zazen

Sunday 8:00-11:00 AM
Zazen, service, and dharma talk

Sunday 8:00-9:00 AM
Newcomer orientation

Tuesday 12:30-1:30 PM
Inquiry

Wednesday 7:30-8:45 PM
Wednesday evening program

More activities can be found on the Appamada Calendar

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913 East 38th St
Austin, TX 78705 (Map)

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About Parking

Please be mindful of our neighbors. Additional Parking is available in the Cafe Hornitos parking lot at the corner of 38th St. and the I-35 frontage road, one block east of Appamada.

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