Depth in Practice Study Group


Depth in Practice Study Group

This group meets weekly to study together some rich and challenging texts, reading a paragraph at a time and discussing the implications for practice. In other words, we don't rush to finish, but savor the resonance of the text with our practice. We record each meeting and post it for those folks who miss a meeting here.  ( If this method appeals to you, please join us!  There is no fixed charge for this group; people do make contributions at their own discretion. The group meets Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30. Send a message to the group through the link on this page if you would like to know which text we are currently reading. If you join the group you will receive announcements for it. 

There is a page here describing a dialogic journal you might find helpful as you read these texts. 

You may also discuss what we are reading in the discussion forum below. Please be courteous.

Location: Appamada, 913 East 38th St., Austin, TX
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2017

Discussion Forum

Marga-an academic paper on "the path."

Traude has generously provided an academic journal piece on the term marga, which is the term often used for the fourth noble truth. We'll be reading about it in The Feeling Buddha, and some folks…Continue

Started by Peg Syverson Mar 23, 2016.

Wisdom in Selfless Irony and Ecstatic Humor

What we…Continue

Started by David Burks Feb 29, 2016.

Question about Jan 4th meeting 4 Replies

Hi everyone,I was listening to the recording of the last group on 1/4 and around 34:30 there is talk about a writer.  Lisa says something like "being mortal" and Peg says, "beautiful, beautiful,…Continue

Started by David Burks. Last reply by David Burks Jan 7, 2016.

Depth in Practice in June 1 Reply

Because Peg will be gone, I'm offering my house again (1312 W 40th) for  the first four Mondays in June (6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22). We are on page 107 of the Chan Buddhism by Peter Hershock. We'll…Continue

Started by Kim Mosley. Last reply by Edeltraud Harzer Oct 17, 2015.

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Comment by Kim Mosley on March 2, 2017 at 4:03pm

Depth in Practitioners (and a few others):

Peg will be away 3/6 and 3/13 so there will be no Depth in Practice.

I’m inviting you all to my house (1312 W 40th (at the corner of Burnet and 40th)) on those nights to watch the new CNN series that starts Sunday night called “Believer” 

You can see clips of the series here.

Please RSVP so we know how many chairs and tea bags we’ll need.



Comment by Kim Mosley on July 3, 2016 at 9:13pm

Will be the first Buddhafest showing at Kim’s house, 1312 W 40th.

We’ll see this… and if people are good… maybe a short animation by my son. 

The movie is extraordinary. I cheated and watched a little of it.

Eighty-year-old Berkeley-based Kazuaki Tanahashi is a Japanese Zen teacher, translator, artist and activist, known as much for his extraordinary calligraphy works as for his masterful translations of the 13th century Zen innovator, Dogen. His activism for peace and demilitarization and a plutonium-free environment regularly takes him around the world. This film travels with him to Europe and Japan, and into his home and family life, for insight and understanding. Directed by Babeth VanLoo.

Comment by Kim Mosley on June 27, 2016 at 10:17am


We'll pick a film to see when you come each time. Watch the trailers.

July Depth in Practice will be at Kim Mosley's House at 7pm on

July 4

July 11

July 18

July 25

I live at 1312 W. 40th. Phone 512-762-6790

Here are Googlemap directions:


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Appamada is not just the occasional mindful thought or attentive state of mind, it’s actually a commitment to being attentive. It’s more than just a meditative state of mind, it’s more than just being mindful. It has to do with that primary ethical or moral orientation we have in life, with which we bring into being whatever activity we’re engaged in. Whether in formal meditation, in our interactions with other people, in our social concerns, or in our political choices, it’s the energetic cherishing of what we regard as good.

—Stephen Batchelor


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