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.
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Current Class – The Eightfold Path: The Buddha’s Path of Awakening
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
The Eightfold Path: The Buddha’s Path of Awakening
In this seven-week course, we will explore the teachings on the eightfold path as a relevant guide for our practice. This map emphasizes an interrelated three-fold training in seeing clearly, valuing non-harming and stabilizing present moment awareness.
Seven Mondays beginning July 6, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Register Here
Course Meditations and Talks:
- The Message of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths, by Sylvia Boorstein
- The Noble Eightfold Path, by Bhikku Bodhi
- Wings to Awakening, Chapter H, The Noble Eightfold Path, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
- Schooling Our Intention, by Joanna Macy Tricycle, Winter 1993
- What is Karma and Why Should it Matter to You?, by Toni Bernhard
- Fostering Peace, Inside and Out, By Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, TRICYCLE, JAN 01, 2019
- Present Moment, Urgent Moment, By Donald Rothberg Tricycle FALL 2004
- How to Fight without Hating, by Valerie Brown, Tricycle, July 13, 2020
- Unburdened With Duties & Frugal In Our Ways: The Personal Economy Of Right Livelihood, by Tony Bernhard – Insight Journal – November 28, 2012
- Making a Joyful Effort, by Christina Feldman, Insight Journal, Fall 2003
- The Perfection of Energy, Quotes from the Suttas
- Joy in Effort, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Additional Study Materials:
- The Buddha’s Instructions to his Son Rahula at Mango Stone, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
- Three Articles regarding wise speech