Echoes of the Buddha: Key Teachings for the Modern Meditator
This course includes audio recordings from a live 10 week course given in 2019, plus three hour-long online sessions with Nancy for meditation and questions. See date information below.
Meditation has become a mainstream element in modern culture because of the many benefits it brings to mind, body, spirit, and quality of life. Anyone wanting to deepen their meditation can enrich their experience by learning some of the teachings given by the Buddha – one of the main proponents of meditation in history.
This course is an experiential study of meditation using some of the Buddha’s original teachings as guidance. We’ll approach our study from a modern psychological perspective with emphasis on how to apply what the Buddha taught in our daily lives.
We’ll explore what he called the Four Noble Truths – condensed guidance on how to free ourselves from unnecessary suffering through meditation, and how to lead a more conscious way of life. We’ll also examine the eight key aspects of his path to ‘enlightenment’ and other topics. These tried and true teachings are of benefit to anyone with a meditation practice. Classes will include meditation, talks, exercises and discussion.
Recommended background for this course: This course is designed for meditators with at least one year’s experience with a regular mindfulness practice (3-5 times a week for 20 to 30 minutes) plus completion of two or more of our Foundations Series courses on mindfulness meditation = or equivalent programs elsewhere.
7:30 – 8:30 PM on Mondays
May 11 – Discussing Classes 1-3
June 1 – Discussing Classes 4-6
June 22 – Discussing Classes 7-10
10 Week Self-Study Course
Audio Recordings Only
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A link to the audio recordings for this course will be emailed to all registered participants during the first week of the course.