Each month we will be hosting a skilled, practiced, meditation teacher so that you have the opportunity to begin or deepen your meditation practice with someone experienced in teaching the subject. This is not a series, so you are welcome to any or all of the practices, and no experience is necessary to benefit from and enjoy the sessions. These practices are by donation, and the money will support a local non-profit. This month will benefit the Whole Heart Yoga.
During this month’s meeting we will discuss Generosity and its display on and off the cushion. We will examine the many ways one can offer generosity and it’s effect on our overall gratitude. We’ll also discuss how generosity is an effective antidote to unskillful and excessive desire. After our evening’s discussion, we’ll put generosity into practice through a guided meditation that will last 20 minutes.
Our host this evening is A.J. Fichera, who has been a Buddhist practitioner and meditator for over 14 years. He was formerly a student of Vietnamese Zen at the Quang Chieu Monastery which led to the teachings of Ajahn Geoff (Thanissaro Bhikkhu) in the lineage of the Thai Forest Tradition. He currently facilitates a secular meditation group in Fort Worth called “Admirable Friends”, which introduces and instructs its participants to meditate and uphold the values of the Thai Forest Tradition. He seeks in his own practice to achieve well-being through solving the mind’s problem of creating stress and suffering, brought on by our own thoughts and actions. He takes joy in introducing people to the benefits of adopting a meditative practice for themselves and others, which in turn, helps reveal the wisdom and compassion that leads to lasting well-being.