New Four Foundations of Mindfulness Class (Intense Insight Meditation) January 2, 2018
This class started on January 18, 2018 and is FULL. If you’re truly interested please email ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ stating your interest and your experience level. We will check if there are any openings.
This class meets every Thursday, (not every other Thursday) from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM for 11 weeks, starting on January 18th, and ending March 29, 2018. The class will meet in the upstairs “Nibbana” room in the main temple building.
The class schedule is:
Week 1: Mindfulness, Awareness, and Concentration (sati, sampajanna, and Samadhi).
Week 2: Meditation Hindrances (nivaranas, the weak hindrances), and the Seven Factors of Enlightenment (satta bojjhanga 7).
Week 3: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness (satipatthana 4) and Breathing Meditation (anapanasati).
Week 4: Meditation on Body and Feelings (kaya & vedana).
Week 5: Mindfulness on the Mind (citta), and Mindfulness of The Dhamma.
The first 5 classes are the ‘ground school’ of pre-meditation instruction, and are a solid framework for further practice.
Beginning on week 6, and through week 11, we will actually be practicing what we will have learned since the start of this class. This will be the actual meditation practice, which will start with a guided introduction of around 15 minutes, followed by 1 hour of silent group practice. Question & answer time will be available at the end of each class.
Because of the importance and depth of this course and the practice, George will give one-on-one ‘make-up’ sessions for those who miss a class, but do please try to attend the regular classes. If you have questions about the class material, you will be able to reach George by phone / text.
This class includes homework; meditation, study, and personal investigation of the Dhamma.
Additional concepts to be studied are:
• The Four Noble Truths (ariya sacca 4)
• Kamma (karma)
• Four Divine Abidings (brahma vihara 4)
• Five Aggregates (khanda 5)
• Dependent Origination (pattica samuppada)
“The depths of Dhamma are a ‘current’, and it’s easy to miss the boat.” – George
There is no charge or dana for this class, (instructor or temple) and, you may make any offerings as you wish, to the temple at any time.
We can only experience Dhamma through meditation, so please, come and sit with us!