** UPDATED 8/16/07 **
August looks to be a very busy month, with all sorts of events coming up:
AUGUST 4, Saturday — The Insight Meditation Center of is hosting a half-day (9am-12:30pm) retreat with Chas DeCapua. The focus will be on working with difficult emotions. Chas is a senior student of and is currently the resident teacher at IMS in Barre.
AUGUST 10, 17, and 24, Friday — Actor-writer Even Brenner presents the story of the Buddha’s life in a one-man play entitled “Buddha: Triumph and Tragedy of the Great Sage.” Performances take place the next three Friday evenings at The Theater at 56 Brattle Street at the Blacksmith House in Harvard Square, Cambridge.
Boston Now, the Boston Metro and the Cambridge Chronicle each have online reviews. The Chronicle also has links to a short five-part video interview with Brenner, and there is a great selection of radio interviews on his website.
AUGUST 11, Satuday — Our sister UUBF sitting group, Great Pond Sangha at North Parish in North Andover, is hosting a half-day (10am-1pm) retreat on “The Joy of Meditation” with Lama Choying Palmo, a teacher in the Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen tradition. The retreat is appropriate for both beginners and experienced meditators.
For more information or to pre-register, contact Susan/Phil Malloy( ). Suggested donation $30. Reduced rate for students and those in need. Old Center Hall is located at 3 Great Pond Rd., directly across from North Parish UU Church.
AUGUST 18, Saturday — The 10th anniversary Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival takes place on the the 3rd saturday of August.
AUGUST 18, Saturday — Vietnamese Zen teacher Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh will be giving a public talk entitled “Walking the Path of Love with Muddy Shoes” at the Boston Opera House at 7pm. (Discounted tickets are available for WGBH members.)
AUGUST 25, Saturday — Sharon Salzberg will lead “an afternoon of guided meditations, talks and Q&A” entitled “Tools for Awakening Courage, Wisdom and Compassion” at Flowforms Yoga in . Registration is $30.