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April 13, The Metta Sutta: The Buddha’s Teachings on lovingkindness with Diana Clark

THE METTA SUTTA: THE BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS ON LOVINGKINDNESS WITH DIANA CLARK SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 9:30AM TO 3:30PM Lovingkindness or metta is one of the central practices taught by the Buddha taught in his Discourse on Lovingkindness (the Metta Sutta), a beautiful poem often chanted. In this day we will study these verses, be introduced to …

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Buddhist Meditation Part 2: The Buddha’s Teachings on Concentration with Richard Shankman

JULY 28, 9:30AM TO 4PM In this second daylong we will explore the various ways samadhi (concentration) is presented in the foundational texts, the range of ways it is practiced and taught today, and how to incorporate it into our meditation practice. Samadhi Daylong Student Handout (1) Bring lunch. No registration necessary. Location: Insight Meditation …

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Online Sutta Study: Long Discourses of the Buddha with Gil Fronsdal and Diana Clark

Studying the Long Discourses of the Buddha (Dīgha Nikāya) Part 1: Views and Practices A 4-week online course taught by Gil Fronsdal and Diana Clark;   April 16 – May 14, 2018 To register please complete this very brief registration form and email it to sati.digha.course@gmail.com by April 8, 2018. The Long Discourses of the Buddha (the Dīgha Nikāya) is a …

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Online Sutta Study Course: Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha with Gil Fronsdal and David Lorey

The Middle Length Discourses (Majjhima Nikāya) Study Course – Part A 5-week online class Gil Fronsdal and David Lorey January 21 – February 25, 2018 Registration deadline: January 14, 2018 (see registration form here). The Middle Length Discourses (Majjhima Nikāya) is one of the most important anthologies of the teachings and religious practices attributed to the …

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Nov 18, 2017 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Poems of the First Buddhist Women and How They Might Inspire Practitioners Today with Meg Gawler

Nov 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Poems of the First Buddhist Women and How They Might Inspire Practitioners Today with Meg Gawler The ancient poems of the Therīgāthā are a celebration, with many different human faces, of the personal experience of awakening by women who practiced in the time of the Buddha. In …

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The Ten Perfections with Ajaan Thanissaro (Geoff) – September 16 and September 17 2017

Ten Perfections Sati Center Class September 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 pm, September 17, 2017 1:30 pm -4:00 pm At the Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA 94062 The Ten Perfections (pāramī) provide a useful framework for leading a meaningful life, especially for lay Dhamma practice. This course–through readings in the …

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November 14, 2015 – Women in Buddhism Symposium: In Honor of the Nuns of Aloka Vihara

Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00am – 4:00pm at the Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA On Saturday, November 14 the Sati Center will host a symposium highlighting the accomplishments of women scholars in the early years of Buddhist Studies in the West, on the one hand, and portraits of women as presented …

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October 24, 2015 − Exploring the Dhammapada with Diana Clark

Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:30am – 3:30pm at the Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA The Dhammapada may be the most popular canonical text among Buddhists and is one of the great religious texts of the world.  This anthology of poems is comprised of inspiring and thought-provoking verses on practice, liberation and even includes auto-biographical …

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August 1, 2015 − Overview of Buddhist Meditation with Diana Clark

Saturday, August 1, 2015 9:30am – 3:30pm at the Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch St. Redwood City, CA Meditation is one of the key practices taught at IMC. As a type of “technology of transformation” meditation has been taught for millennia as a method for training and developing the mind for the highest spiritual aim …

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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 …

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