Essential Buddhist Teachings - Part 3
Three 10-week courses In person or Online version
No class June 3rd
Teachings on the Three Characteristics of Existence, Appreciative Joy (mudita), Equanimity (uppekha) practice, Generosity (dana), as well as Engaged Service.
This class offers an in-depth understanding of core Buddhist teachings and meditation practices. These teachings are instrumental on the journey of awakening as taught within the Insight Meditation tradition. This course helps people develop an overview of the Buddha's teaching and learn key Buddhist practices and meditations. Useful for newer students and beneficial for people with meditation experience to refresh their knowledge of key Buddhist teachings. The course emphasizes cultivation of mindful awareness and learning to apply and live these wisdom practices in our lives.
In each class, there will be a guided period of Insight (mindfulness) Meditation, a talk on a Buddhist teaching, time for discussion and questions, and at times interactive inquiry in pairs. There are readings, reflections and meditations to do between classes.
You will enjoy the support from a sense of community that builds over time with people who share an ongoing commitment to practice. You can join the course at the start of any the three sessions and take the other sessions in following years.
Course Reading for 3-part program :
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Joseph Goldstein & Jack Kornfield.
The Beginner's Guide to Walking the Buddha's Path by Jean Smith. Lovingkindness:The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg.
These books will be available for purchase at the class.
Taking the course online:
You can take the course online, either watch video recordings or listen to audio recordings of the class. In addition there will be several 30 minute teleconferences for questions about meditation practice and teachings. For more info go here.
Participants in the live class will have access to the class video and homework online in order to make up missed classes.
Registration for this class series will close on Tuesday, May 13th. You cannot begin the live series after this date.
Registration and Payment:
Please register and pay in advance for the course. Course fee is $200 per 10-week session. (Fee only - no teacher donation will be requested.). Code YR3C14. Scholarships and partial work exchange are available for this class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. To discuss scholarship options, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (415) 488-0164 x 224.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this class series for $100.
We keep the lighting low here and evenings can be quite dark, especially in the winter. We recommend bringing a flashlight to events that begin or end after dark.
Part 1 [next: Fall 2014)
The Buddha's central teachings on the Four Noble Truths, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness and Metta (Lovingkindness) Practice.
Part 2 (next: Winter 2015)
The Eightfold Noble Path (Wise: understanding; intention; ethics; livelihood; speech; effort; mindfulness and concentration) and Compassion Practice.
Part 3 (next: Spring 2015)
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Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.