5:30 – 7:00 PM (except for holidays)
Peer Leadership for Three Weeks of Each Month
With Guidance Once a Month from Teacher Lee Steppacher
The Tuesday sit is held online via Zoom for three weeks each month. One week, generally the first week of the month, the meeting is held in person at the Parish Hall at St. Barnabas Church, Norwich. Each week, the Peer Coordinator emails the Zoom login and sit discussion topic. To sign-up to receive these updates, please email Lee Steppacher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The sit consists of meditation and discussion of various topics and is appropriate for beginning and experienced meditators.
We pick topics that are of interest to the members of the group and generally have a book, dharma talk or video to help guide our focus and discussion. Most recently we have been discussing the Eightfold Path while reading Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Courage, Compassion and Clarity by Koshin Paley Ellison. We frequently refer to Mindfulness by Joseph Goldstein or any number of talks by Gil Fronsdal, among other vipassana teachers.
It is not necessary for sangha members to purchase any book as reading material from the book will be emailed each week to read and reflect upon, prior to the sit. However, members may find that having a copy of the book will enhance study and participation.
The Tuesday evening sit has been ongoing since 2012. It was first brought together under the teaching and guidance of Peg Meyer who lovingly facilitated the group for over 10 years. Although leadership has changed, and members have come and gone, the group continues to meet to study and discuss the buddhist tenets and their relevance to our lives. The sense of sangha is supportive of these explorations.