Buddhist Studies Program

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.

Welcome to folks participating from out of town! All Common Ground programs are offered freely in the spirit of generosity. To learn more about supporting the center and our teachers, click here.

Email Archive from Buddhist Studies Google Group (contact info@commongroundmeditation.org to be added)

Current Class – The Four Noble Truths: Understanding Suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release

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. Find the livestream on our youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/commongroundmeditationcenter

 

Four Noble Truths: Understanding suffering, its cause, its release, and the way toward its release.

The Four Noble Truths is traditionally understood as the Buddha’s first teaching. In this eight-week course, we will explore the spiritual transformation that is activated whenever we open more fully and clearly to the deep and subtle truth of the unreliability and unsatisfactoriness of all experience, what in the Buddhist tradition we name as dukkha. These teachings are offered as a way of directing our wise and calm attention to the truth of suffering, and the natural lawful process of how it arises and how it comes to be released. Seeing this over and over clarifies the path of awakening that leads onward toward more full and unshakeable release of the heart.

Seven Mondays beginning September 14th, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Register Here

 

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