Ithaca Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Group

We are an informal Tibetan Buddhist meditation group in Ithaca NY.
We are not currently affiliated with any particular branch of Tibetan Buddhism.
We actually don't even have an official name:
the title on this web page is just to help people find us on a web search.
Newcomers welcome.
No donations asked or accepted.

We generally get together the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
from 9-11 a.m. at the house of one of the members.
We currently alternate between meeting on West Hill, Ithaca, and near Freeville.
We send out an email announcement a few days before each time.
Please bring your own cushions, benches, etc for sitting meditation,
or you are welcome to use the chairs. (Some people sit on chairs/sofa.)

You are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes early to settle in,
since we start on time, but if you are late, please still come and just settle in quietly.

Meeting Format
1. 9:00 a.m. - Invocation (English)
2. 40 minute Sitting Meditation (your choice of method)
3. 10 minutes of guided Samatha Yoga, 9 simple standing yoga postures
4. 10 minutes of Sitting Meditation
5. Dharma discussion: group discussion of a selected book. We are currently reading "The Benevolent Mind—A Manual in Mind Training” by Traleg Kyabgon. We encourage all who can to read the next section in advance of attending. If you haven’t read it, come anyway.

It is not our intention to read the book aloud word for word, so if folks come prepared to speak on a part they wish, that will support the group discussion. Of course, we may still read aloud a particular bit for discussion purposes.
6. Dedication of Merit (in English)
7. Short period of chanting Om Mani Padme Hum
8. Announcements 5-10 minutes for logistics, discussion to select next book, upcoming spiritual events/workshops/retreats, etc.
 § End at 11 a.m.

To join us, send an email to Linda (email address below)
and we will add you to our email list for announcements of upcoming meetings.

The next meeting is Sunday January 25 at 9:00 a.m.
Please email for location.
We hope you will join us.

To get on the email list, info, location, please contact Linda at :