Kalyana Mitta is a Pali term that means “spiritual friends” and refers to a group of practitioners who wish to meet for study and discussion of Buddhist topics. Chosen topics can vary according to the group’s interest.
Our group’s emphasis is on the teachings’ application to everyday life. Source material includes books, articles, suttas, and recorded dharma talks and courses. A chosen topic may take anywhere from one month to a year of study, exploration, and practice. Past sources have included a series of talks by Joseph Goldstein on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipattana sutta), the Precepts, ‘Parami: Ways to Cross Life’s Floods” by Ajahn Sucitto, and “Anatomy of Ignorance”, a course by Donald Rothberg, among many others.
The group meets once a month, usually a Tuesday from 4:30 – 6:30 at various locations. Kalyana Mitta is open to all members of the SVC sangha.