WSDC sharing the dharma, building sangha

Previous and Upcoming Events

Past events

Anne McKinney – Who Are Your Teachers? Presentation document.

Joan Wilkins – The Second Arrow. 2/6/24

Guided meditation

Ann McCarty – A Future We Can Love – Part II. 1/30/24

Ann McCarty – A Future We Can Love – Part I. 1/23/24

Kris Grapes – “Our Inner Critic: Neurobiology and the Buddha’s Teachings” 11/28/23

Jim Garrido – A Practitioner’s View of Death. 9/5/23 presentation document.

Wendy Farrow – Buddhist chanting 6/20/23
Om Mani Padme Hum Instruction video. Om Mani Padme Hum chanted by HHDL. Monks chanting Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambudhassa. Slower version of Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambudhassa (Track 6. Start at 0:38)Ti Sarana chanted by the Zen Center North Shore Sangha. Tina Turner chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. How to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

Vann McCoy – “Path to Practice” 3/7/23

Bo Fried – “A Framework for Meditation Practice.” 1/24/23 Presentation documents.

Wendy Farrow, Jim Garrido, Bo Fried – Psychedelics and Meditation. 12/6/22
Wendy Farrow’s presentation notes including links and references. Jim Garrido’s presentation notes and references. Bo Fried’s reference articles and presentation notes.

Jay Ford – Acceptance of Women Into the Monastic Order. 10/11/22

Ann McCarty – Spiritual community. 12/14/21

Ann McCarty – Climate crisis as a spiritual path. 11/9/21

Ann McCarty – Equanimity: American Buddhism & Buddha’s Teachings. 8/31/21

David Chernikoff – The power of commitment. 8/17/21

Jay Ford – Schools of Buddhism (Vajrayana). 6/8/21 Presentation outline.

Jay Ford – Schools of Buddhism (Mahayana). 6/1/21 Presentation outline, Presentation video.

Jay Ford – Schools of Buddhism (Theravada). 5/25/21 Presentation outline, Presentation video.

Jim Garrido – Buddhist Compassion. 4/6/21 Presentation document.

Jay Ford – Challenging Buddhist Teachings Made Plain (anatta/No-self). 1/19/21 Presentation document.

Jim Garrido – Contemporary Buddhist Themed Poetry. 12/22/20 Powerpoint Presentation.

Jay Ford – three talk series on the historical dialogue between Buddhists and Christians. 12/8/20 Presentation document.

Wendy Farrow – Pema Chodron’s teachings on fearlessness in difficult times. 9/15/20 Full presentation and resources.

Marc Farrow – An Introduction to the Activism and Work of Joanna Macy, Scholar of Buddhism and Ecology. 9/8/20 Presentation resources.

Mary Beth Blackwell Chapman – Poetry presentation and discussion. 9/1/20 Poems for sangha. Gardening Poems.

Jim Garrido – Dependent origination, emptiness of essence (Sunyata) and no-self (Anatta). 8/18/20 Full presentation document.

Jim Garrido – The Path to Love and Freedom. 2/25/20 Full presentation document.

Jim Garrido – Mahamudra guided meditation. 9/24/19 Full presentation document.

Jay Ford – The life of the Buddha – Part II. 7/23/19

Jim Garrido – Equanimity and Ethics. 5/28/19 Full presentation document.

Jay Ford – The life of the Buddha – Part I. 5/21/19

Ann McCarty – The Five Remembrances. 2/12/19

Jay Ford – The Heart Sutra. 1/29/19

Amanda Clay – Movement meditation. 1/2019
Qigong for health and vitality by Michael Tse

Interfaith Winston-Salem presented the Festival of Faith and Culture. 11/4/2018

Wake Forest University hosted monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery on their Sacred Arts of Tibet tour 10/15-19/2018

Regional Dharma Communities and Events:

Deep River Sangha – weekly meetings on Sunday and Wednesday, practicing in the Plum Village tradition of the Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Greensboro.

Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville – Schedule of events and daily offerings.

Southern Dharma Retreat Center offering an ongoing schedule of residential and day-long retreats.

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies offering an ongoing schedule of online and residential learning programs.

Triangle Insight Meditation Community newsletter and ongoing schedule of upcoming events both in-person or via Zoom.

Won Buddhism Meditation Temple located in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, NC offers regular weekly programs in-person and online