Dharma Discussion is an opportunity to benefit from each otherâ€™s insights and experience of the practice. It is a special time for us to share our experiences, our joys, our difficulties and our questions relating to the practice of mindfulness. By practicing deep listening while others are speaking, we help create a calm and receptive environment. By learning to speak out about our happiness and our difficulties in the practice, we contribute to the collective insight and understanding of the Sangha.
We base our Dharma Sharing on our own experience of the practice rather than about abstract ideas and theoretical topics. Each time we gather at the Broward Lotus Sangha and have an opportunity to participate in a Dharma Discussion or Sharing, we may realize that many of us share similar difficulties and aspirations. Sitting, listening and sharing together, we recognize our true connections to one another.
Please remember that whatever is shared during the Dharma discussion time is confidential. If a friend shares about a difficulty he or she is facing, respect that he or she may or may not wish to talk about this individually outside of the Dharma Discussion time.
Source: Plum Village