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 – Compassion and Wisdom
LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE – led by Mark Nunberg
Four Mondays: May 4th – May 25th, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Register here
Central to the Buddha’s path of awakening is an opening to the intersection of intimacy with suffering and a deepening experience of freedom – an ’emptiness’ of tightness and stressful reactivity. In this four week Buddhist Studies Course we will review how the practices of love and compassion support and inform the deepening of wisdom, leading to greater freedom and ease as we engage this world with all its poignant joys and very real suffering.
Course Meditations and Talks:
- She who hears the Cries of the World, by Christina Feldman
- Cultivating the Brahmaviharas, An Interview with Bhikkhu Analayo
- Brahmavihara and Emptiness, with Bhikkhu An?layo
- Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation, by Bhikkhu Analayo
- An Appropriate Response: When we practice compassion, we embody an impossible vow , By Christina Feldman and Chris Cullen, Tricycle, May 10, 2020
- Schooling Our Intention , by Joanna Macy Tricycle, Winter 1993
- Seven Reasons Why It’s Better Not To Hate Them, Even if they are really horrible, greedy, corrupt, and completely deserve it, By Diana Winston, Tricycle, Fall 2004
Additional Study Materials:
- Venerable Analayo’s book, Compassion and Emptiness, is now freely available in PDF
- Buddhist Studies Resources for Compassion and Wisdom Taught by Mark Nunberg Common Ground Meditation Center May 2020