SUNDAY MORNING FORUM (September 2014)

An opportunity for learning and discussion on a variety of thought provoking topics.

Every Sunday morning at 9:30

Schedule for September 2014

Sept.  7—-THE ORIGINS of JAPANESE BUDDHISM—Ray McAdaragh

Buddhism was brought to Japan from Korea in 522 CE. Buddhism as practiced in Japan has been shaped by Japanese cultural practices and values… it developed differently from Buddhism elsewhere in Asia.

Sept. 14—-HONEN, SHINRAN AND NICHIRAN——–Ray McAdaragh

Three great monks developed schools for Buddhist teachings in the 7th through the 9th century. These teachings have been passed down and are the bases for Buddhist teaching today. They are rooted in the idea of devotion and homage to celestial Buddha’s.

Sept. 21—-ZEN BUDDHISM———————————Ray McAdaragh

Zen is probably the most widely known form of Buddhism today. Zen practices meditation as a means of enlightenment. It is rooted in Chinese Ch’an, which is a rejection of paying homage or devotion to celestial beings by returning to strict meditation for enlightenment. Our facilitator will teach us some of the secrets of this practice.

Facilitator: Ray McAdaragh was a certified meditation instructor for three years while writing and publishing a book on meditation. Ray has studied Zen for many years and practices Zen meditation. He also practices Japanese Budo Martial Arts having studied with an instructor who is a direct descendent of the Samurai.

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Sept. 28—THE ANCIENT WISDOM of KABBALAH——Susan Schneider

Kabbalah reveals how the universe and life work. Kabbalah is an ancient Jewish paradigm for learning life-principles that applies to all peoples. Kabbalah can help one connect with the universal energy and maintain that connection for life-long fulfillment. Come learn about this mystical wisdom.

 FacilitatorSusan Schneider has studied the art of Kabbalah for over 20 years. She currently studies and teaches at the Washington D.C. Kabbalah Center.

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