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. 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.

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)

Upcoming Class – Mindfulness of Feeling-Tone

7 Mondays Beginning March 8th, 7:30-9:00pm. More info and registration here.

Current Class – Mindfulness of the Body

8 Mondays Beginning January 11th, From 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

This class uses the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness of the body as a strategy for calming the mind and developing liberating insight. A direct, moment-to-moment knowing of sensations is often obscured by the mind’s habitual conceptualizing. We will explore several of the Buddha’s instructions designed to transform the mind’s understanding of embodiment, and release the mind from the pain of unnecessary grasping. Participants will be expected to use the teachings as a focus of their meditation and daily practice.


Study Resources

Resources from 2010 Course