The goal of the Abhayadana Meditation Society is to learn the teachings of the Buddha as they are recorded in the Pāli Canon and put them into practice. The Buddha taught that the giving of fearlessness (abhayadana) is one of the greatest gifts that anyone can give to others. Giving fearlessness means giving the gift of space in which others who are also learning the teachings of the Buddha and putting them into practice can feel trust, warmness, and tolerance.
Our practices can be beneficial and useful for those who are willing to use the teachings of the Buddha to understand their experiences and use their experiences to understand the teachings of the Buddha, for those who appreciate stillness, calm, and silent reflection, or for those who have benefitted from the experience of an Insight Meditation retreat.
Our next meeting will be
on Friday, August 19
Losel Shedrup Ling’s address is 5415-F Kingston Pike. It’s at the end of the parking lot in the Cherokee Village shopping strip. As you drive along Kingston Pike, you’ll see the large sign for Cherokee Village directly across from Naples Restaurant.
There is no charge for attending our meetings. Donations that are freely given may be given to LSLK (there’s a donation box in the shrine room, or click here), Milarepa Ösel Chö Dzong (click here), Arrow River Forest Hermitage (click here), Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery (click here), or any organization that provides spiritual support and guidance.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati
– Dhammapada, XXIV.354
You create the world in which you live
through your actions. By being generous –
not only with material things but also with your
time, your energy, your forgiveness, your
willingness to be fair and just with people –
you create a good world in which to live.
– Thanissaro Bhikkhu