Note: The group is no longer meeting at Pretlow Library sine May 2016.
The Dharma Discussion Group has been meeting regularly through 2014 on Tuesday nights. The first Tuesday of each month, the group meets at the Mary D. Pretlow Library in the Ocean View area of Norfolk at 7:00 PM. The group meets in the Temple’s Buddha Hall the other Tuesday evenings each month at 7:30 PM.
Everyone is invited to attend any Tuesday evening they can. Unlike taking a class, the group is informally structured so that each evening’s discussion is unique. Participants in the discussion read sutras related to each topic to prepare for the discussion. They research the topic on their own and also receive suggested reading from one of the Venerable Teachers.
The topic for the month of November is Dependent Origination. Topics covered earlier in 2014 are Karma (see related articles on the web site), Compassion (including Anger Control), Bodhisattvas and the Five Skandhas (the Five Aggregates of Human Life and Clinging.)