"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Essential Buddhist Teachings:
The Eightfold Path & Compassion - Online Class Series
Mark Coleman
Material available March 15th through August 31st.
Registration open until May 28th.
This class series is available online only.
$245. Code MC2N17.
OPEN-Register Here

Essential Buddhist Teachings 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. The series emphasizes cultivation of mindful awareness and learning to apply and live these wisdom practices in our daily lives.

This online class series gives an overview of:
  • Compassion Practice
    • The Eightfold Path: Wise Understanding, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action/Ethics, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness, Wise Concentration
    This is a self-paced class series. There is no set time participants need to be available to review the class material. Please enjoy at your convenience.

    Class includes
    • 10 chapters for self-paced participation - 30 videos, 3 segments per chapter, that you can view at your convenience
    • Teacher support - 2 live group teleconferences with Mark Coleman for questions about meditation practice and teachings
    • E-Sangha - connect in small groups via our Dharma Buddy Groups to support your practice in the class and beyond
    • Downloadable material - audio recordings of class series - compatible with iTunes and Android media libraries, downloadable home practice exercises, and 11 additional readings
    Dharma Buddy Groups
    If you would like to work with a small group of fellow classmates, we will connect you with a "Dharma Buddy Group." Talking between classes with someone can be really helpful in supporting your exploration of the teachings and just remembering to practice. A link to a survey to sign up for a Dharma Buddy Group will be in your confirmation email. Buddies will be assigned through Buddies will be assigned through May 28th, 2017.

    Important Dates
    • Class material becomes available on March 15th
    • Live Group Teleconferences: Monday, May 29th, and Monday, June 19th at 6pm PT
    • Class material available until August 31st, 2017.
    Suggested Course Reading ListRegistration, Payment, and Accessing the Class Material
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to this class page where the class materials will be made available beginning March 15th, 2017. This course is useful for newer students as well as more experienced meditators who want to refresh their knowledge. There is no specific time frame in which students need to watch the video or be available for class material.

    Limited scholarships are available. To discuss scholarship options, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at or (415) 488-0164 x 224.

    This class series was originally taught and recorded in 2014.

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