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Moon Day Chanting And Precepts

Moon Day Chanting & Precepts

facilitated by Doug Kremm

Community Offering, in-person at IWM

Tuesday April 23, Thursday May 23, Thursday June 20; 5:45-6:45pm ET

Dana* given for Moon Day Chanting and Precepts will go to IWM's general fund.


The Buddha taught that sila (virtue) is a fundamental part of the path to liberation. Join us for a moon day gathering as we take some time to check in with this aspect of the path. We’ll divide the time between meditating, chanting, and taking the five precepts. We’ll also have some structured time for silent reflection and intention setting. All are welcome; instruction around chanting and precepts will be provided.


Doug Kremm (Moon Day Chanting Facilitator)
Doug discovered meditation in 2012 while pursuing a PhD in philosophy. At the time he was looking for a way to explore and heal long-standing symptoms of depression; it worked, and what began as a short daily sit gradually blossomed into a spiritual practice that has completely transformed his life. His most influential dharma teachers have been in the Thai Forest Tradition, and he draws a lot of inspiration from the early Buddhist texts. Doug is immensely grateful for all the ways that the path has deepened and enriched his life, and he finds great joy in sharing that path with others. At IWM he volunteers as a host/greeter and helps to facilitate the Moon Day Chanting offerings. Outside of IWM, he teaches philosophy at Deerfield Academy and is a father, a husband, and a lover of being in the woods. 


*Dana, which is the ancient Pali word for “generosity”, is a fundamental aspect of the Buddha’s teachings. If you have the means, please consider a donation tonight. We operate entirely on the sangha's acts of generosity. Your donation will provide support to the ongoing operations of the sangha. Everyone is welcome at all of our events, regardless of ability to donate. Therefore, those who donate more are helping to make the center accessible to all.

 

You can give in-person, online or send checks to Insight Western Mass, 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 242, Easthampton, MA 01027. FYI: we check for mail once per week.