sharing the dharma, building sangha

Winston-Salem Dharma Community
September 27 meeting will be held outside
at The Shepherd's Center

Registration is open for the retreat October 26 - 30, 2022

Buddha statue

September 27 - Mindfulness in Nature: This week, Marc Farrow will lead meditation outdoors at The Shepherd's Center. Practicing mindfulness in nature allows us to more easily experience the principle of interconnectedness in order to cultivate compassion for all beings. Please bring a folding chair, comfortable warm clothing, and practical shoes for outdoor walking. Be advised that this event will end at sundown with meditation in darkness. We will meet at the back, LOWER entrance to the Shepherd's Center, so you'll find it most convenient to park in the lower lot. Note also that Zoom will not be available for this event.
Finally, be sure to see the announcement in the weekly newsletter for a WSDC social gathering Sunday, October 9!

Upcoming schedule:
October 4: Amanda Espinoza--Impermanence 101 (anicca), i.e., everything changes
October 11: Jay Ford on "The Admission of Women into the Monastic Order"
October 18: Ann McCarty on Women in Early Buddhism
October 25: David Chernikoff--Pre-retreat talk

Special Announcements

-We have returned to in-person meetings (as of April 12) at The Shepherd's Center - 1700 Ebert Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Online via Zoom is still available, link is provided in the weekly newsletter

-Insight Meditation Retreat with Dharma teacher David Chernikoff - our retreat is on schedule for October 26th through October 30th, 2022. Registration is now open.