Now you can practice virtually with the Indigo Sangha. Below are some recordings of our recent online gatherings. They include guided meditations, songs, periods of mindful movement, Dharma presentations, and ceremony.
How One Breath at a Time Alleviates Suffering. This Indigo Sangha practice session, which was recorded on August 28, 2020, is co-facilitated by Debra Conner and Jinaki Jabari. The Dharma offering (at timestamp 51:27) is Jinaki’s personal story–how she recently transformed the anxiety of corona virus isolation by acknowledging, embracing, and understanding her feelings one breath at a time.
Freedom of Thought. In the first sitting meditation of this August 31, 2020 Indigo Sangha recording, participants enjoy a guided recording by Thich Nhat Hanh, entitled: “The First Four Establishments of Mindfulness” (timestamp 01:06). Heather Lyn Mann discusses the third of the 14 Mindfulness Trainings, Freedom of Thought. She considers how the training applies to to daily life at this time of “Cancel Culture,” how freedom of thought gets eroded, and ways to help ourselves and others transform narrowness (her talk is timestamp 43:25).
True Empowerment: Being Responsible for Our Own Resilience. In this August 24th recording, Heather Lyn Mann follows sitting and walking meditation with a Dharma offering (at timestamp 43:35). It explores how each of us is responsible for our own resilience and enlightenment.
What’s Holy and Sacred in Our Buddhist Tradition? This video from August 10, 2020 includes a guided meditation to transform everyday trauma (timestamp 00:12). At timestamp 25:00) Heather Lyn Mann awakens faith and a sense of the sacred with the words of Thich Nhat Hanh and personal stories.
Interbeing. This Indigo Sangha practice session, which was recorded on August 17, 2020, is led by Jane Jabbour. It is a deep dive into Interbeing–the true nature of reality. Is there a lesson to be learned from a turkey vulture? After periods of sitting and walking meditation, Jane’s talk begins at timestamp 36:15.
Getting to Gratitude. In this Indigo Sangha gathering recorded on August 3, 2020, Debra Conner reveals the ways she practices with gratitude and how this practice shifts things in her life. The evening opens with sitting and walking meditation. Debra’s talk begins at timestamp 46:43.
Indigo’s first “Be In.” Indigo Sangha enjoyed sitting meditation followed by a “Be In” –offerings of poetry, song, stories, and good humor–in this July 27, 2020 recording. The Be In celebration begins at timestamp 25:50.
Making Peace with Mud. In this Indigo Sangha video, which was recorded on July 20, 2020. Heather Lyn Mann leads an extended meditation entitled “Sitting with the Buddha” beginning at timestamp 4:36. Her Dharma sharing reveals three ways she makes peace with the “mud” of life. That offering begins at timestamp 35:00.
Insights from the Maha-Sangha. The greater Plum Village Community is responding skillfully and robustly to both the coronavirus and the global anti-racism call to action. In this recording, Heather Lyn Mann talks about how the maha-sangha informs her practice and how Indigo Sangha fits into the global picture. You’ll find the talk at timestamp 45:45.
A Personal Journey to Peace is the subject of Jinaki Jabari’s Dharma offering in this June 29, 2020 Indigo Sangha recording. It begins at timestamp 54:50. Jinaki shares her personal childhood experience with the murder of Emmit Till’s and how today mindfulness practice disrupts her habit of upset.
How do you Arrive? Plum Village Order of Interbeing member Joyce Singh is the guest facilitator for indigo Sangha on June 22, 2020. In the Dharma offering, she personally shares her experience on the nature of “arriving” at timestamp 52:35. The recording also includes a guided Deep Relaxation exercise at timestamp 29:50.
In this June 15, 2020 recording, Heather Lyn Mann leads indigo sangha in a recitation of Five Mindfulness Trainings, New Paradigm for Racial Justice and the Global Pandemic, written by Marisela Gomez and Valerie Brown.
The recitation begins at timestamp 43:15.
Dave Mann facilitates Indigo Sangha’s mindfulness practice gathering in this June 8, 2020 recording. He explores the topic of Procrastination at timestamp 48:55.
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they go by.”Douglas Adams
The Recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings is the Indigo Sangha recording from June 1, 2020. The Trainings guide us on a path to right understanding and true love, leading to healing, transformation, and happiness for ourselves and for the world. They can remove all discrimination, intolerance, anger, fear, and despair.
No Death, No Fear is the Indigo Sangha recording from May 18, 2020. It includes sitting and walking meditation periods. The talk by Debra Conner about Thich Nhat Hanh’s book by the same title begins at timestamp 43:20.
The Better Way to Live Alone is the Indigo Sangha recording from May 11, 2020. It includes sitting, mindful movements, and a Dharma presentation on Thich Nhat Hanh’s translation of the Elder Discourse. The talk by Heather Lyn Mann begins at timestamp 52:50. It considers how each of us might keep our appointment with life.
The Discourse on Love is the Indigo Sangha recording from May 4, 2020. The practice session includes singing, guided sitting and walking meditations and a Dharma presentation by Heather Lyn Mann on the nature and practice of boundless love. You’ll find the talk at timestamp 43:25.
Non-discrimination In the Midst of it All is the Indigo Sangha recording from April 27, 2020. The gathering features Sisters Clear Grace and Clear Suchness sho share how they practice with equanimity. The video includes sitting meditaion, songs, a poem, a sutra, and a Dharma offering which starts at timestamp 20:40.
On Joy is the Indigo Sangha recording from April 20, 2020. It features sitting meditation and a Dharma offering by Jane Jabbour on the topic of Joy, timestamp 47:15.
This Plum Village Ceremony to Support the Sick is the Indigo Sangha recording from April 13, 2020. It features the monks and nuns of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism and members of Indigo Sangha. We offer it to bring peace of mind and courage to those suffering from coronavirus or other illnesses and to their friends and relatives.