Wednesday Meditation with Steven Tainer
7:30-9:00pm (Summer Break, Restarts October 9 2013)
Ongoing instruction in “calm abiding” [shamatha] and “insight” [vipashyana] practice, supplemented by five sets of basic “View” topics and five Practices drawn from traditional methods and emphases. Each meeting will include time for shamatha practice and discussion, plus either a View topic or a Practice supplement. Discussions of supplements will include both their place in the main schools of Buddhism and associated literature, and their meaning and relevance to the overall theory and practice of Buddhism in contemporary life.
Upcoming Fall 2013 Focus: Buddha Mind in Daily Life
Weekly readings and teachings on the 'Buddha Mind,' with applications in both formal meditation practice and ordinary life issues. Brief refresher lessons in traditional Buddhist mind training will also be built into each class to highlight the Buddha Mind presence.
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