Six Monday evenings, November 1 to Dec 6, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Exploring Meditation on the Path, with Shunyamala
This interactive course is open to all Mitras, plus anyone who has taken our introductory courses and feels like going a bit deeper with their practice in the context of the SFBC. It's part two of the Foundation Course - aka Year one of the Dharma Training Course for Mitras.
Here are some background course materials for this course, though we will structure our course slightly differently. Here's the main menu where you can see the whole program and other information, such as the audio version of the course. You can also purchase a book containing the whole Foundation year here.
Mitras who have already completed this study or have similar experience may want to take the year 3 course beginning at the same time.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email us.
Here's an excerpt from the introduction.
Buddhism grew out of meditation. It grew out of the Buddha’s meditation under the Bodhi tree, 2,500 years ago. It grew therefore out of meditation in the highest sense: not simply meditation in the sense of concentration, nor even the experience of higher states of consciousness, but meditation in the sense of contemplation – a direct, total, all-comprehending vision and experience of ultimate Reality. It is out of this that Buddhism grew, and out of this that it has continually refreshed itself down through the ages. (Sangharakshita)
To register: enter the amount you wish to donate in the Event Donation box and click add to cart. Suggested donation is based on $5 - $10 per evening, so $30 to $60 for the whole course. Donations are very much appreciated but always optional - if you are experiencing financial difficulties please feel free to enter 0 in the box, and click 'pay later' on the payment page. We'll send you the zoom link nearer the time.