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Jason Murphy Padulla

August 23, 2016

Jason Murphy-Padulla will be giving a dharma talk and leading meditation
this Thursday, August 25. Jason has been trained as a dharma teacher by
Noah Levine of the Against the Stream (Dharma Punx) and is empowered to
teach by the Spirit Rock teachers counsel (Jack Kornfield)  

And then Kind Awareness Retreat with Jason and Stephanie Tate 5 – 12 November, 2016 at the New Life Foundation.  (See link below)

Kind Awareness Retreat

 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2016 7:30 pm

    OK… yet why so much emphasis on the “dharma punks and those who have been “EMPOWERED” by … Studied at Spirit Rock, a trickster at heart. This ongoing clinging onto the whole “cool dharma” stuff? Oh I forgot it’s to promote a future retreat and one with an admission charge.

    Great grist for the mill. Come to Thailand with your empowered ‘degree.” Even Sir Jack K might agree. Forget the labels of Dharma Punks or Punx or whatever.
    How about asking people on the mailing list to give a “talk?” or would they not be as qualified?

    Much metta behind the opinion. Perhaps others feel similarly. Why import the “punx” teachers who are “empowered?” As zen would say: stinks of zen/Punx.

  2. August 24, 2016 1:54 pm

    Hello Tomji! This is Steve from the Green Papaya Sangha. I think that your comments are directed towards me. The Green Papaya Sangha itself is essentially a meditation group where people who wish to meditate together in English meet. If a dharma teacher (however you want to define that) comes to town we will host them. We might indeed have Buddhas in our midst who are in this group who are qualified to lead our grouop or give dharma talks. I would like to meet them. Maybe we could continue this conversation by e-mail. It is greenpapayasangha@gmail. com

  3. August 26, 2016 1:15 pm

    Welcome to Thailand Jason. The approval factor of the Green Papaya group echos that though you may mean well, opinions are easy to squelch.

    Punx it out, or not. Marketing mindfulness is a bitter pill to swallow.

    Of course you mean well. Think about it.

    On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 9:11 PM, Green Papaya Sangha wrote:

    > greenpapayasangha posted: “Jason Murphy-Padulla will be giving a dharma > talk and leading meditation this Thursday, August 25. Jason has been > trained as a dharma teacher by Noah Levine of the Against the Stream > (Dharma Punx) and is empowered to teach by the Spirit Rock teachers coun” >

  4. August 26, 2016 2:25 pm

    Tomji, please note that the fee for the retreat at Mew Life Foundation does not go to Jason. Dana is offered to Jason at the end of the retreat.

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