It was suggested to me that if you've only got one night reliably free, have a drop in sit. It mixes beginners with the new. So my concern is that I will be basic enough for the beginners, and interesting enough for those advanced.
So we'll gather, have a sit, with instructions for the beginners, process our experience, take a tea break, and then have a Dharma discussion. I can see things spinning off in different directions. Maybe I give a short talk. Maybe we listen to a snippet of talk from Free Buddhist Audio (I've been downloading Dharmabytes trying to find one I feel is appropriate for the first night.) Maybe we will have a simple meal if we're all hungry. Who knows. But I have anxiety about the unknown of how it will evolve. Will there be regular attendance. Will it fluctuate with new people and regulars? Will it fluctuate greatly. Lots of questions and unknowns.
I was talking to someone, and I worried that Sunday night would be a bad time. But I was talking to someone who said that Sunday night is a good time, it's a good ending to the weekend, a good transition to the week.
I'd better go clean some to make it a welcoming environment. Wish me luck!
And e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join in, here is Kew Garden Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, United States of America.