Right Action on Climate Change

Introduction by Gregory Kramer In June 2013, I attended the International Vipassana Teachers’ Gathering at Spirit Rock in California. Among other topics, my colleagues and I explored our role as Dharma teachers to support a wise response to climate change. The result...
Stories from My Days in Robes – Part Two

Stories from My Days in Robes – Part Two

Carbon Footprint of a Barefoot Monastic Encouraged by the positive interest about my time as a monastic, I continue here with reflections and some of the considerations of a life committed to the lifestyle, practices, and interior reflections put forth by the Buddha....

Stories from My Days in Robes – Part One, Continued

In the previous post in this series, I discussed how even in the austere and quite sincere environment of the forest monastery, I observed the mind’s constructions related to the maroon robes that were given to me during my time as a monastic. This second story...
Awaken Together, January 2014, Volume 1

Awaken Together, January 2014, Volume 1

The latest edition of our e-newsletter is now Available Here. In this issue: About Love and Wisdom, by Gregory Kramer To Listen Like Milo, by Shubha Bala Insight Dialogue: A Global Practice Stories From My Days In Robes – Part One, by Gregory Kramer Featured...

Stories from My Days in Robes – Part One

I’ve been asked to share with our community some experiences from my time in Sri Lanka as a monastic. What arises now are two very human stories from the first few days. The first story, shared here, begins with the color of the robe. Yes, you read that right: the...
Awaken Together, November 2013, Volume 4

Awaken Together, November 2013, Volume 4

The latest edition of our e-newsletter is now Available Here. IN THIS ISSUE: Peace on Earth, by Sharon Beckman-Brindley Introduction to Online Insight Dialogue Awakening Together in Community, by Lucy Leu Metta Programs Guiding Council Gratitude Metta Poetic Audio...
Warm wishes to Gregory Kramer on his journey

Warm wishes to Gregory Kramer on his journey

The Metta community sends our warm wishes to our Guiding Teacher, Gregory Kramer, as he travels in November to Sri Lanka where he will temporarily ordain as a Theravadan Buddhist monk in Minuwangoda at the Sudarsana Meditation Center. While still in robes, Greg will...

Retreats & Programs News

A summary of what’s happening is now available here, with links to a featured retreat, autumn online program, and retreat dates through 2015. We hope you will join us. To receive future e-newsletters and announcements in your email inbox, please use the sign-up...
Awaken Together, August 2013, Volume 3

Awaken Together, August 2013, Volume 3

The latest edition of our e-newsletter is now Available Here. IN THIS ISSUE: From Relational Meditation to a Community of Wisdom, by Gregory Kramer A Personal Experience in Practicing Dana, by Carolyn Wayland 2013 Teachers Gathering, by Lori Ebert Spirit of Giving, by...
Reflecting on your retreat experience

Reflecting on your retreat experience

Is the meditation bell still heard? Are the vibrations still felt by the body? Pause. Relax. Open. Trust Emergence. Listen Deeply and Speak the Truth. Reflect on the benefits that you gained from your retreat. What were these gifts? What was learned, reinforced,...

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