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. This ongoing program is designed to deepen our understanding through the study and application of the teachings of the Buddha. Each class will include a short talk, small-group discussions, and guided sitting time. Participants will be expected to use the teachings as a focus for their daily practice.
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Current Class – Mindfulness of Feeling Tone
The entirety of the spiritual path can be understood as a deepening of insight into the nature of feeling tone and the corresponding transformation of how our heart relates to the pleasantness, unpleasantness and the neutrality of all experiences as they come and go. Please join us for this study of the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness of feeling tone. Participants will be expected to use the teachings as a focus of their meditation and daily practice.
- Guided Feeling Tone Meditation, by Bhikkhu Analayo
- Exploring vedana or feeling-tone and compassion in relation to illness, by Jill Shepherd
- Vedana or feeling-tone, by Jill Shepherd
- The Experience of Feeling, by Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
- Vedana Part 1: Addressing Views and Clinging at the Source, Insight Journal Interview September 2016 with Bhikkhu Analayo
- Contemplation of Feeling (vedananupassana), by Bhikkhu Bodhi
- Sallatha Sutta: The Arrow (The Dart), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
- Solace: Relating wisely to the pain of loss, by David Whyte
- Liberation through Feelings, Chapter 11, from Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, a book by Joseph Goldstein