The Buddha explained how we can know when speech is skillful:
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The Access to Insight website, founded by John T. Bullitt in 1993, is a wonderful, free online resource for dhamma texts.
At the close of a year, we reflect on the challenges, the losses, stresses, and sorrows, as well as the joys and happiness we’ve experienced. As we wish each other "Happy New Year," the hopes and favorable intentions inherent in that sentiment are well expressed by the Buddha in his discourse on good will for all—including ourselves.
We are excited to welcome a new sitting group to the Southside beginning in January 2018!
Insight Chicago Meditation Community is partnering with the Rebuild Foundation to host a Southside meditation sangha the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Study versus practice is a debate in some centers and sanghas. The usual retreat structure that is modeled on the Goenka method or at centers like Insight Meditation Society typically lean heavily towards practice without much study. This approach certainly has merit and can create big breakthroughs for practitioners, but it has its limitations, too.