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Study and Practice: The Buddha’s Path of Gradual Training

How does the mind transform from a condition of clinging, identifying, and suffering to the knowledge and experience of liberation? As part of the answer to this question the Buddha taught a path of training that unfolds gradually, each step leading onward and supporting subsequent steps which leads to liberation. In this four-week live, online …

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Neuroscience and Early Buddhism – Converging Views of the Mind with Rick Maddock

Saturday, August 31, 2019  9:30 am to 4:00 pm There is remarkable agreement between the early Buddhist view of the mind and the understandings emerging from modern neuroscience. The Buddhist concept of the aggregates (khandhas) could serve as a Table of Contents for a textbook on the human brain. The day’s presentation will review the …

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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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Online Sutta Study: Middle-length Discourses of the Buddha with Gil Fronsdal, Diana Clark and David Lorey

Studying the Middle Length Discourses (Majjhima Nikāya) Study Course – Part C A 5-week online class taught by Gil Fronsdal, Diana Clark and David Lorey; October 8 – November 11, 2018 Registration deadline: Sept 30, 2018 (MN-Part C Registration Form 2018). The Middle Length Discourses (Majjhima Nikāya) is one of the most important anthologies of …

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Online Sutta Study: Middle-length Discourses of the Buddha with Gil Fronsdal, Diana Clark and David Lorey

Studying the Middle Length Discourses (Majjhima Nikāya) Study Course – Part B A 6-week online class taught by Gil Fronsdal, Diana Clark and David Lorey;  July 9 – August 18, 2018 To register please complete this very brief registration form (MN-Part B Course Registration Form 2018) and email it to sati.majjhima.course@gmail.com by July 2, 2018. …

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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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Sept 22. 2018 9:00-4:30 PM Daylong with Ajaan Thanissaro (Geoff) Topic: Craving and Clinging

Saturday September 22, 2018 9:30 AM -4:30 PM Taught by Ajaan Thanissaro (Geoff) The Buddha identifies four types of clinging as suffering, and three types of craving as the cause of suffering. But he also taught that, up to a point, clinging and craving play a role in developing the path to the end of …

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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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