The Buddhist Studies Program is designed for people who have attended three or more mindfulness meditation retreats and have a commitment to daily meditation practice. The course includes dharma talks, small and large group discussions, and guided sitting time. Participants will be expected to use the teachings as a focus of their meditation and daily life practice. Led by Mark Nunberg.
This course examines the Buddha’s teachings on the seven factors of awakening: mindfulness, investigation, energy, rapture, tranquility, stability of mind, and equanimity. It is the development and balancing of these wholesome factors that set in motion insight and the release from all grasping and stress.
The Practices of Lovingkindness and Compassion.
The Buddha offered these reflections as skillful and joyful places for the mind to abide. These teachings and practices are designed to help us get in touch with an expansive goodness in our hearts from which unconditional love & compassion flow. It is possible to uncover the heart’s natural capacity to love unconditionally, beginning with the mind’s relationship with our own body and heart.
Seven Mondays, March 13-April 24 2017
Time 7:30-9:00pm. Optional Sitting Period from 7:00-7:30pm.