Monthly Dharma Talk

Second Monday of the Mo. starting May 

Join us for our monthly "Dharma Talks"! We at Yoga One are interested in offering a helpful and pragmatic approach to mindfulness in every day life. We hope these talks will be a place to weave inspiration and understanding to the benefits of mindfulness practice in our lives.

 
 
   Thich Nhat Hanh  says the following about Dharma talks: A Dharma talk must always be appropriate in two ways: it must accord perfectly with the spirit of the Dharma and it must also respond perfectly to the situation in which it is given. If it only corresponds perfectly with the teachings but does not meet the needs of the listeners, it's not a good Dharma talk; it's not appropriate.  A  Dharma talk  (Sanskrit) or  Dhamma talk  (Pali) or  Dharma sermon  ( Japanese :  法語  teisho [1] (ほうご, Hōgo),  Chinese : 法語) is a public discourse on Buddhism by a Buddhist teacher.   Our talks and teachings here at Yoga One are offered in a tradition of  Secular Buddhism  and are useful and accessible to individuals of any, or no religion. (These talks are not religious.)    

 Thich Nhat Hanh says the following about Dharma talks: A Dharma talk must always be appropriate in two ways: it must accord perfectly with the spirit of the Dharma and it must also respond perfectly to the situation in which it is given. If it only corresponds perfectly with the teachings but does not meet the needs of the listeners, it's not a good Dharma talk; it's not appropriate.

A Dharma talk (Sanskrit) or Dhamma talk (Pali) or Dharma sermon (Japanese法語teisho[1] (ほうご, Hōgo), Chinese: 法語) is a public discourse on Buddhism by a Buddhist teacher. 

Our talks and teachings here at Yoga One are offered in a tradition of Secular Buddhism and are useful and accessible to individuals of any, or no religion. (These talks are not religious.) 

 

Talks

Dharma Talks are hosted to bring us together in the community and be helpful to those who are practicing meditation, yoga or mindfulness. They are also for those who may have questions about what it all is, how to use it and approach the many questions and experiences we encounter along the way. These talks are primarily secular and are aimed to focus on modern practical practices. We offer a very approachable style and format, underlining humor and a relaxed atmosphere.  We start with a short mindfulness practice then we listen to a teacher brought to us from the New York Shambhala Center and follow with a discourse, finishing with a potluck and/or snacks. You are welcome to join for the whole Dharma Talk or the potluck at the end to participate in the community night. (Approx 8:30pm) There is no cost for this event and you can feel free to bring something to share, but are not obligated.


New York Shambhala  Podcast

“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

These podcasts provide an opportunity to learn about how to apply the principles of meditation to everyday life and to learn and talk with others interested in mindfulness. The Teachers featured in these talks are lifetime practitioners with a wealth of experience and skillfulness, to guide us and relate to us many of the things we may encounter along our journey with mindfulness practice.

 For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation.    Meditation   in the   Shambhala   tradition allows us to gain greater mindfulness and awareness of the nature of our human hearts and minds. Shambhala is essentially a secular approach to meditation, with roots in Buddhism as well as in other traditions, but accessible to individuals of any, or no religion.

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation.  Meditation in the Shambhala tradition allows us to gain greater mindfulness and awareness of the nature of our human hearts and minds. Shambhala is essentially a secular approach to meditation, with roots in Buddhism as well as in other traditions, but accessible to individuals of any, or no religion.