Website Upgrade

Thanks to your donations, I’ve been able to upgrade the website to a professional account which will allow me to do more with it. It seems to have already messed with the website so bear with me for a while as I fix & fiddle.

Vassa Begins

As of Today the three month rains period starts. I will be spending my Vassa at Empty Cloud with Bhante Suddhaso and Ayya Soma. Unlike last Vassa, which I spent mostly secluded in a tent at the base of the mountain, I’ll be more open this time, continuing to do teachings, including invitations to zoom teachings from various places and also some traveling, to teach and by other invitation.

Empty Cloud
29 Ridgeway Ave.,
West Orange, NJ
07052

Insight Timer Next Saturday

New Retreat, Second Weekend in August

Ever have trouble with reading the suttas? This retreat may be for you :

Understanding The Suttas: Framework for Study and Practice

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-the-suttas-framework-for-study-and-practice-tickets-382112678307

Sutta Reading 101 , A Weekend Zoom Retreat with Bhante Jayasara

The Suttas are the collection of the earliest teachings of the Buddha. They contain ageless wisdom and are a foundation for study and practice.

They are also repetitive, hard to get into, and contain a cultural context that can be at times confusing and alien to us in the modern world. These and other factors can act as a barrier to entry and a place of confusion for many people new to Buddhism, and experienced meditators alike.

Bhante Jayasara has been studying the Suttas for almost 15 years and will be sharing his hard earned insights of how to read, understand, and put into practice, the ancient teachings of the Buddha found in these texts. If you are struggling with getting into the suttas, then this retreat should be of benefit to you.

Dhammapalooza Tonight 8pm est

Dhammapalooza, Mondays at 8pm est, is a weekly two our livestream event of Dhamma. It often includes chanting, sutta readings, Q&A, Dhamma talks, and guided meditations. It is community guided, so the topics and flow of each Dhammapalooza is different, while maintaining the same basic core aspects mentioned above.

Is the Calendar Working for you?

Hello friends,

I’m receiving conflicting reports about the new google calendar, some people can see the schedule, for others it’s blank. What is it like for you? please provide feedback.

New Page – Event Calendar

I’ve integrated the Google Calendar on to the website. From now on you can click the menu option on the top right.

here is also the permalink – https://maggasekha.org/calendar/

Maggasekha Calendar of Events

I’ve started up a Google Calendar for keeping all Maggasekha events easily accessible in one place. ‘

here is the direct link if you’d like to add it to your calendar – https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/2?cid=bWFnZ2FzZWtoYUBnbWFpbC5jb20

i’m also working on ways to add it more easily to the website

Dhammapalooza 8pm est With first Guest Monastic.

Dhammapalooza, Mondays at 8 pm est, is a weekly two-hour Livestream event of Dhamma. It often includes chanting, sutta readings, Q&A, Dhamma talks, and guided meditations.

It is community-guided, so the topics and flow of each Dhammapalooza is different while maintaining the same basic core aspects mentioned above.

Updated “about” page

I updated the about page, took out a lot of old info and streamlined it. I also added a basic Maggasekha Mission Statement :

Maggasekha(Student of the Path) is a Buddhist organization being built by Bhikkhu Jayasara and friends. The main mission of Maggasekha is Dhammaduta(propagation and growth of Dhamma) in the Americas. Long-term plans include the development of a Forest Monastery(s), Retreat Center(s), distribution of free EBT Dhamma teachings, both in print and digital, regular online teachings, as well as Buddhist outreach to the greater culture and population of the various countries of the Americas.

Next Maggasekha Retreat Starts Next Weekend

spots are still available, come join me for a weekend retreat.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/satipatthana-the-foundations-of-mindfulness-tickets-323236257347

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