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This section is for all local & regionally-based pragmatic dharma meetups. Individual sub sections are for private discussion within each region. The main section is public, serving as a group directory & common meeting ground.

TOPIC: Welcome To Pragmatic Dharma Society

Welcome To Pragmatic Dharma Society 04 Dec 2017 22:17 #108137

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Hello and Welcome to the Pragmatic Dharma Society!

What is PDS?
PDS is a meeting point for a variety of local & virtual communities that are loosely connected by some common elements of the spiritual path:
  • Awakening is possible
  • Discussion of ones practice is fun and constructive
  • Peer-led and not heirarchical
  • Openness of information
  • Balancing traditionalism and modern innovation
What to Expect at a PDS Meeting:
PDS is open to meditators of all skill and experience levels. In general, people who are fairly committed to practice and are serious about personal transformation will find enjoy hanging out in PDS groups. Please feel free to search the directory below for a group near you. If there are none available, you can always join one of our monthly video chats to connect over the internet with like-minded practitioners. Generally, meeting formats follow a loose pattern: we go around in a circle, introduce ourselves & provide a brief overview of what has been happening in our meditations recently. After everyone is done sharing, anyone who has hot-button topics or questions from their own experience might want to share. Others chime in and the conversation goes from there. The goal of PDS is simply to connect like-minded travelers on the exciting & challenging journey inside that deep meditation provides.
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Pragmatic Dharma Society: Group Directory 04 Dec 2017 22:49 #108138

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Pragmatic Dharma Society - Group Directory

Centralized Calendar of Meetups: calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=p...merica%2FLos_Angeles

ABQ Practicing Pragmatic Dharma! (Albuquerque, NM)
Meeting Time: Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 6 - 8pm
Meeting Location: Flying Star restaurant - 3416 Central SE Albuquerque, NM 87106
Meeting Format: 1) Short intros & share how your practice has been | 2) Recent hot topics or points of interest in your practice | 3) Other topics: Dharma talks/books of interest, experiences with different techniques or maps, how does formal practice intersect with daily life, etc.
For More Information: Message organizer on www.meetup.com/ABQPragmaticDharma

Australia (virtual)
Meeting Time: Most Sundays, afternoon
Meeting Location: Video chat platform
Meeting Format: Open Discussion
For More Information: Contact <seattlespuds at gmail dot com>

Bay Area Pragmatic Dharma Sangha

Bay Area (San Francisco) Pragmatic Dharma Sangha is a spiritual community of peers, supported by Upasaka Nandaka (Chris Gagné). We would be delighted if you joined us in person. We meet most Monday nights and host occasional 1/2 and 1-day retreats. Nandaka is a meditation teacher-in-training who is studying to continue an unbroken, 2500-year-old lineage. He can provide introductory meditation training to most beginners and can refer you to other teachers when you are ready for intermediate and advanced instruction.

Nandaka opens his home in the Dogpatch to anyone who wants to come join us to listen to dharma and meditate. We are happy to have you here, regardless of your spiritual beliefs or background (even a lack thereof). We generally practice śamatha-vipassanā (Tranquility and Insight) meditation in the tradition of Upasaka Culadasa ("The Mind Illuminated"), but you are welcome to practice any silent, stationary meditation style when you are here.

Meeting Time: Monday nights
Meeting Location: Upasaka Nandaka's home
Meeting Format: See description above
For More Information: Visit www.facebook.com/groups/BayAreaPragmaticDharma/about/

*Please note that there are 2 Bay Area groups listed on this page. Bay area locals are encouraged to visit both groups & efforts are made to provide meetings on different days to maximize scheduling opportunity.

Dharma Overground Berlin
Meeting Time: Variable
Meeting Location: Members' homes
Meeting Format: Open Discussion + sitting practice
For More Information: email dho-berlin (rat) lists (pot) hactrn (rot) ch

Denver Pragmatic Dharma Society

Meeting Time: Every Sunday at 1pm
Meeting Location: Member’s home
Meeting Format: Open Discussion
For More Information: Contact <denverpragmaticdharmasociety at gmail dot com>

Leeds (UK) Pragmatic Dharma Group
Small group in Leeds interested in vipassana and metta bhavana. Inspired by MCTB and TMI. Open to all who wish to share their practice and hear from others.
Meeting Time: First and Third (and fifth) Monday of each month, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Meeting Location: Member’s home
Meeting Format: Check-in → 40-60min sit → cuppa(!) → discussion about practice (or listen to recorded talk)
For More Information: Contact <lpdgroup at hotmail dot com>

Pragmatic Dharma Group Leiden (Netherlands)
Meeting Time: Every Sunday at 7pm
Meeting Location: Rapenburg 100, Leiden, Netherlands
Meeting Format: Open Discussion + Sitting
For More Information: Contact <pmgleiden at gmail dot com>

San Diego Pragmatic Dharma Society
Meeting Time: Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7:30pm -- 9:00pm
Meeting Location: Hennessey's Tavern - 7811 Herschel Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
Meeting Format: Open discussion
For More Information: <sdpragdharma at gmail dot com>

San Francisco Pragmatic Dharma

Meeting Time: Twice monthly, weekday evening in the 1st & 3rd week of the month (as of now - email for more details)
Meeting Location: We are booking meeting space in the SF public library system to start
Group Calendar: calendar.google.com/calendar/b/1?cid=c2Z...hhcm1hQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ
Meeting Format: Open discussion
For More Information: <sfpragdharma at gmail dot com>

*Please note that there are 2 Bay Area groups listed on this page. Bay area locals are encouraged to visit both groups & efforts are made to provide meetings on different days to maximize scheduling opportunity.

Seattle Pragmatic Dharma Society ('SPuDS')
We are a group of meditators in Seattle of various skill levels who meet regularly to discuss deep practice and the paths to awakening. We study with a variety of teachers and traditions. Our activities are completely peer-led and open to anyone who wishes to share their practice and hear from others.

Meeting Time: Every Friday 5:15pm - 10pm
Meeting Location: 5:15pm - 6:45pm either Capitol Hill or SLU neighborhoods | 7:15pm - 10pm either Ravenna or Greenwood neighborhoods
Meeting Format: Open/Walk-In hangout & discussion about practice
For More Information: Contact <seattlespuds at gmail dot com>

U.K. Pragmatic Dharma (virtual)
Virtual sangha with a core group of practitioners in the U.K. interested in a pragmatic approach to meditation.
Meeting Time: On the 2nd & 4th Mondays each month, 8pm - 10pm
Meeting Location: Video meeting @ appear.in/ukpd-chat
Meeting Format: Open discussion of practice
For More Information: Contact <seattlespuds at gmail dot com> to be add
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Pragmatic Dharma Society: Links & Resources 20 Mar 2018 00:15 #108630

Links & Resources

These are some links to lists of other links, to avoid duplicating work. Generally, are links to other communities, teachers & content on open dharma practice. Please let us know if you have some other resources to add.
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