24 May 2011

Jikan's Office Hour: James River Outreach Edition

I will be hosting an office hour on 4 June 2011 at Black Hand Coffee Company in Richmond, Virginia. It has come to my attention that people are interested in these teachings in Richmond and points south. So, this event is in support of Great River Ekayana's James River Dharma Auxiliary, may they live long and prosper.

The idea for this ongoing event is to give a venue for Dharma discussion beyond what we have time or space for during our Wednesday night sangha meetings. Everyone is welcome. Here is the format:

I will meet with whomever shows up and has an earnest question about Buddhism, and offer whatever help I can, on a first-come, first-served basis. Students, if you are interested in this, please come prepared with at least one good question. It might help to review this thing.

Practically speaking, if only one person is around, then I will work with that person until time is up or I am out of coffee. But I would really prefer to make sure everyone with a question gets heard. The format should be dialogic. If you feel you need to speak with me privately, that can be arranged at another time and in another venue. If you need help understanding something you are reading, please email me in advance what you would like to ask me about, so I can come prepared.

I'll be waiting for you at 2:00pm at Black Hand Coffee, 606 N. Sheppard St, Richmond, Virgina, to finish up around 4pm. Cash donations for fuel and other sangha expenses are warmly accepted but not expected at this event.

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