Thursday, January 3, 2019

2019 January Presenters

1st   Steve Timmons

8th  Steve Timmons

(Don't forget your assignment on ways an untrained mind is like an untrained dog.)

15th  Rev. Eido Bruce Espe
Eido Espe is the resident priest at the Des Moines Zen Center and also Ino at Ryumonji Zen Monastery in Dorchester, Iowa.
Please visit the Des Moines Zen Center's web site. 

23th  Fred Nelson

29th  TBD

Monday, November 19, 2018

2018 December Presenters

4th    Fred Nelson

11th  Steve Timmons

18th  David Drake

25th  Fred Nelson, Merry Christmas ❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏🌲🌲🌲

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Des Moines Meditation Around Town...

will be in the Valley Junction Activity Center on November 16th  at 6PM.

Deb Jennings will be the meditation leader.

2018 November presenters
6th    Fred Nelson
13th  David Drake
20th  Steve Timmons
27th  Rita Henry (Guest Speaker)

Friday, November 2, 2018

In my mind, Teja Bell's most notable, of all his notable statements, was, "It's easy to hurt, it's hard to heal."  It seems that we, as a society on the whole, have taken the easy road for too long.  Maybe it's time to take the hard road to healing.

It's easy to get caught up in today's anger and hate.  I find myself thinking angry, hate filled thoughts towards those who spew angry and hate filled words.  I had ended up on the opposite side of the same coin; participating in the world of duality; caught in a, seemingly, never ending cycle that "propagates the malady of the world."

Returning compassion for anger and love for hate is the hard road traveled to make the world a better place.  What thoughts, speech and actions are best for those children yet born?  Right thoughts speech and actions will also bring an inner peace, "the peace that surpasses understanding."  So be selfish, be kind.