Ajahn Brahm’s response to ‘The Time Has Come’

Sujato’s Blog

A little while ago i posted the new article called ‘The Time Has Come’, by several former siladharas. As always, articles on bhikkhuni ordination evoke the most comments and response on this blog. We were delighted to have a post by Ajahn Brahm, which, as one of our commenters mentioned, was in danger of being buried beneath the weight of the comment thread. So i’ve lifted that comment and re-posted it here.

The discussion on these matters can get a little intense, so if I could ask you to read the ‘About‘ page, which has guidelines for posting, before making comments.

“What would it look like to relocate the ‘problem’ of bhikkhuni ordination and gender equity within Buddhism to where it really belongs? … with those who fear women’s full participation”

Having read the comments in this thread with interest, as I am inextricably involved, I think they…

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Introduction to Meditation Course

Introduction to Meditation

*  An 8-week course
* Monday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
*  Beginning Monday, March 28, 2011
*  Suite 204, 1200 Broad Street – Durham
*  Led by Callie Justice, MSW, LCSW

The ability to bring relaxed, focused attention to the experience of the moment is an inborn capacity of the human mind.  When cultivated, this capacity naturally becomes stronger and brings an increase in one’s overall sense of ease and wellbeing and a corresponding decrease in levels of stress in daily life.

This course will teach participants how to begin to meditate and will suggest ways to continue developing after the course has concluded.  Each class will include a period of guided meditation with instruction, time for discussion, and suggestions for ways to work with your meditation practice at home.

Callie Justice is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist.  She has studied and practiced meditation for over 15 years, and serves as a Practice Leader for the Eno River Buddhist Community.  She has trained in bringing mindfulness practices to work in psychotherapy at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and through Duke Integrative Medicine’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Professionals program.

The fee for this course is on a sliding scale from $5 to $25 per class.  Participants are asked to commit to being present for all 8 classes unless a planned absence is discussed with the instructor in advance.

For more information, or to register, contact Callie Justice at (919)286-7500 or at <calliejustice@ymail.com>.

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