September 19, 2015 − The Thai Forest Masters taught by Ajahn Thanissaro

Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00am – 4:30pm
at the Insight Meditation Center
108 Birch St.
Redwood City, CA

Teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition

The Thai forest tradition is well-known for the style of its teachings–direct, down-to- earth . . . but very little has been written about the content of its teachings: the positions it took on controversial issues regarding virtue, concentration, discernment, and release. This daylong will focus on filling in this gap with reference to the recorded teachings of Ajaan Mun Bhuridatto, one of the founders of the tradition, as well as to the more systematic writings of two of his most articulate students, Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo and Ajaan Maha Boowa Nanasampanno.

Thanissaro Bhikkhu, also known as Than Geoff (born 1949), is an American Theravada Buddhist monk of the Dhammayut Order (Dhammayutika Nikaya), of the Thai forest kammatthana tradition. He is currently the abbot of Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego County. Thanissaro Bhikkhu is also a translator of the Pali Canon and other modern Buddhist works, and is the author of many Dhamma books and articles.

There will be a meal offering for Ajahn Thanissaro and other monastics in attendance.  If you would like, please bring food to offer at that time, otherwise, please bring your own lunch.

This Class Is Offered On A Donation Basis ~ Pre-Registration Not Required.

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Readings for the daylong – please prepare by reading these in advance and bring them with you to the daylong.

July 18, 2015 − Right View taught by Tony Bernhard

Saturday, July 18, 2015
9:00am – 4:30pm
at the Insight Meditation Center
108 Birch St.
Redwood City, CA

Right View is the first element of the Buddha’s Eightfold Noble Path. Understanding Right View supports our practice of the Buddha’s path, benefits our day-to-day behavior and ethical conduct, and leads to diminishing dissatisfaction and suffering in our lives.

But what, after all, is a ‘view’? and what makes it Right? What kind of views enable us to live without dissatisfaction? This daylong will focus on a variety of the Buddha’s teachings about Right View in order to expand our understanding of the multiple dimensions of the the Buddha’s path to the end of suffering.

Tony Bernhard is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s first Community Dharma Leadership training program, and the Sati Center’s Chaplaincy program. He is also a Sati Center board member. Along with being the founder/ teacher at Davis Middle Path, he offers his unique perspective on the Dharma throughout Northern California which include speaking engagements at Insight Meditation Center; Spirit Rock Meditation Center; Mountain Stream Meditation Center; Sacramento Insight Meditation; Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group and many more.

This class is offered on a donation basis. Pre-registration not required. Please bring a bag lunch.