27 May 2011

Bowling Night!

Yes, that's right: bowling night for a Buddhist group. The great master Chih-i taught the importance of meditation in all postures and at all times. Why not in the most American of situations, the bowling lane? Let it be an experiment in mindfulness and group practice.

Since our group is growing, this also represents a time for us to get to know each other better in an informal, ordinary environment, so we can learn from each other in times of need and during formal practice too*.

In the words of historian and avid bowler Walter Sobchak: "Calmer than you, Dude..."

Find us at Annandale Lanes, 4245 Markham Street Annandale, VA, on June 10 2011 at 7:30pm.


At the risk of sounding too wonky, the rationale behind this and similar activities is given in Peter Hershock's essay, Family Matters: Dramatic Interdependence and the Intimate Realization of Buddhist Liberation. This is a valuable article.

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