Dharma Study Group, Fall 2019
Registration is now open - class size is limited.
The Satipatthana Sutta, on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, is one of the Buddha’s most rich and detailed sets of meditation instructions. Its purpose is to show us how to contemplate in order to open to Nirvana – liberation from the world of ignorance, attachment and suffering.
Through his book, Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide, Bikkhu Analayo will be our guide as we explore the practices and perspectives laid out in the sutta. The course consists of twice monthly group meetings for meditation, Dharma talks, discussion, and small group activities. (And social time, laughter and fun!) Each month there will also be a homework assignment including readings from Analayo’s book and other sources, recorded Dharma talks, as well as meditation and daily life practices to help integrate the teachings into our daily lives.
Who should register? This program is intended for experienced meditators interested in Dharma study and engagement with a group of fellow explorers and practitioners. Please plan to attend each meeting and to complete the homework as best you can each month.
Facilitator: Carmen Wyatt
Course book: Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide, by Bikkhu Analayo. Available online through Chapters Indigo or Amazon and is also frequently available at Chapters and Indigo stores.
Dates: 7 - 9 PM on Tuesdays: Sept. 17, Oct. 1 & 15, Nov. 5 & 19, and Dec. 3.
Location: Crump Room, Christ Church Elbow Park, 3602 - 8 St. SW. Cost: $80 plus dana for Carmen (If this fee is a barrier to attending, please contact Carmen at email@example.com. No one will be turned away due to finances.)
About dana for Carmen: The above fee covers the cost of the facility. As part of a 2500-year tradition, Carmen doesn't charge a set fee for leading the group, but gratefully accepts donations. Dana supports her ability to continue sharing the Buddha's teachings, enables students of Dhamma to engage in their own practice of generosity, as well as allowing individuals of various means to attend the group.
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