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.
Noble Eight-Fold Path: Right Speech. This Indigo Sangha gathering was recorded on December 14, 2020. After sitting meditation, Christina Birdsong shares her understanding and practice of Right Speech (timestamp 23:35).
Noble Eight-Fold Path: Right Action. On December 7,2020, Jane Jabbour offered a talk on Right Action to Indigo Sangha friends. The recording opens with periods of sitting and walking meditation. The talk begins at timestamp 51:15.
Noble Eight-Fold Path: Right Concentration. This Indigo Sangha gathering was recorded on November 30, 2020. After periods of sitting and walking meditation, Jinaki Jabari makes a Dharma offering on the practice of Right Concentration–which can lead to happiness (the talk begins at timestamp 49:30).
Noble Eight-Fold Path: Right Diligence. In this Indigo Sangha gathering recorded on November 23, 2020, we enjoy periods of sitting and walking meditation. At timestamp 50:00, Dave Mann’s Dharma offering is on “clearing the path” of the Five Hindrances in order to practice Right Diligence.
Noble Eight-Fold Path: Right Mindfulness. This video, which was recorded November 16, 2020, includes guided meditation (timestamp 2:40), a Thich Nhat Hanh commentary on the Sutra of the Four Establishments of Mindfulness (timestamp 38:30), and Heather Lyn Mann’s Dharma offering (timestamp 49:36).
Noble Eight-Fold Path: Right Livelihood. This Indigo Sangha gathering was recorded on November 9, 2020. After sitting and walking meditation, Debra Conner makes a Dharma offering on Right Livelihood (timestamp 52:15).
Noble Eight-Fold Path: Right View, Part One. This Indigo Sangha gathering was recorded on October 26, 2020. The guided meditation begins at timestamp 1:40. Heather Lyn Mann’s talk starts after walking meditation and a second period of sitting (timestamp 49:00)
Noble Eight-Fold Path: Right View, Part Two. In this sangha gathering recorded on November 2, 2020, the community enjoys two periods of sitting meditation with walking meditation in between. Heather Lyn Mann’s continuing exploration of Right View begins at timestamp 41:58.
Back to Basics: The Four Noble Truths. This Indigo Sangha gathering, which was recorded on October 19, 2020, begins with a guided meditation (timestamp 1:45). Heather Lyn Mann’s sharing about the first teaching of the Buddha–the Four Noble Truths–begins at timestamp 47:02.
The Real President of Our Lives was recorded on October 5, 2020. After periods of sitting and walking meditation, you’ll find a reading of the Discourse on the Five Ways of Putting an End to Anger at timestamp 35:55. Heather Lyn Mann begins her talk at timestamp 48:40.
Recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. In this recording from September 7, 2020, Indigo Sangha recites the Five Mindfulness Trainings–the Buddhist vision for a global spirituality and ethic (starting at timestamp 45:20).
How One Breath at a Time Alleviates Suffering. This Indigo Sangha practice session, which was recorded on September 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.
Surrender Yourself to the Present Moment. In this recording from September 14, 2020, Heather Lyn Mann experiences technical difficulties and is unable to play a video of Thich Nhat Hanh speaking on this topic. Watch what happens when she surrenders to the present moment at timestamp 48:45.
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 (timestamp 01:06). Heather Lyn Mann discusses the third of the 14 Mindfulness Trainings, Freedom of Thought (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.