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8:30am The Merit of Volunteering
December 22, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am PST
Sunday, December 22
Time: 8:30 – 9:45 am
Instructor: Joshua Crouch
Free, donations accepted; all are welcome
Volunteering at Sakya Monastery is a great way to build connections with fellow sangha members, learn more about practices and traditions at the Monastery, and to create merit. “Merit is very specifically, doing things for the Dharma, and very specifically to help the Dharma to continue and to be practiced. In helping to build or maintain a place where the Dharma will be practiced and continued is the very best way to build merit.” -Carolyn Massey
In this class, explore ways to combine practice with friendship, insight, and learning, all while keeping this amazing Monastery clean and organized so all have a place to grow their spiritual practice.
Joshua Crouch began attending Sakya shortly after arriving in Seattle in 2015 and has become increasingly involved in various volunteer programs since. He helps out at the Teen Dharma Program, is a member of the Marici Fellowship, and can be found most Saturdays Caring for the Monastery. As a dancer, he was trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in NY, served as manager for the only Fletcher Pilates Educational Center in the PNW, has lectured for Dance Educators Association of America (WA), and serves as a substitute instructor at Cornish College of the Arts. He has received teaching and initiations in three of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism (with an emphasis on Sakya), previously studied Chogye (Korean) Buddhism and Nichiren, and is a participating member of the Northwest Dharma Association.