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Chanel 5 News in Des Moines dida story on Bodhi Day - Buddha's Enlightenment.  You can find the video here.  Or view it on this website.
 
Full Moon Meditation
Meditate in harmony with the phases of the moon.  The full moon is associated with Enlightenment.  This is an excellent chance to deepen your practice. 
 

Although golden waves are not calm, [the moon] lodges in the river.
In refreshing air it shines on high, and all the ground is autumn.
Reed flowers on the Wei River, snow on Song Peak,
Who would resent the endlessness of the long night?
-Zen Master Dogen


 

Saturday, December 18th
 
5-8pm (Central)
 
Online Only
Deep thank you to all who helped us to raise $9000 for our first fundraiser as a 501(c)3 non-profit religious organization.  Your contributions help to support and sustain spiritual practice, charitable giving to those in need, and both spiritual and secular education to the wider Iowa community.  In the year 2021, we have facilitated:
  • one Haitian to go to college in France and another to attend university in the city of Jacmel, Haiti.
  • offered daily, weekly, and monthly meditation
  • studied Buddhist sutras and commentaries
  • provided one-on-one spiritual consultations

Year End Meditation
 
Kill the old year.  Celebrate the New.

December 31st, 7-8pm
and
January 1st 6-7am

(Online only)

 
Cosmos as Home: Evolution as Context
Why is this process of understanding [evolution] so challenging for us? Partly because evolution has been taught within the scientific community primarily as a series of facts without larger coherence or meaning. The separation of facts and values is foundational to science and the empirical method. At the same time, some religions have not regarded evolution with the same significance as their own scriptures and traditions. They have held evolution at a distance. The gap between science and religion for some in Christianity, for example, is still great.  Read more
Monday Evening Meditation
Studying the Book of Equanimity
6-7:30pm
Thursdays 7-8pm LOTUS SUTRA Study with Guided Meditation
Integral Yoga:  Tuesdays/Thursdays 4-4:55pm
 
Dogen's Extensive Record

Daishin Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings Join
5:30 - 6:00am
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Weekly Schedule and Zoom Links

Monday Evening Meditation
6 - 7:30pm

Yoga Classes Online
Tuesday/Thursday 4-4:55pm
 

Guided Meditation
7-8pm Thursday
 
Morning Meditation
Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 5:30 - 6am




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