Investigating the Nature of Mind with Steven Tainer
7:30 - 9:00 pm (currently on Summer Break, restarting September 2, 2015)
A practice course focused on the Buddhist understanding of ordinary mind and its awakened nature. Several famous traditional texts will be used to guide our investigations. Each class will include specific meditation assignments, and discussion of how the traditional system relates to both modern perspectives and life. Some time will be reserved for on-going consideration of sleep and dream practice, plus other supplementary forms of meditation.
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Steven A. Tainer has studied Eastern contemplative traditions intensively since 1970 with many Tibetan, Chinese and Korean masters. After practicing for a number of years in both mountain retreats and ordinary life circumstances, he now teaches Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian fundamentals. His specialties are Indian Buddhist philosophy, the "Unity of the Three Traditions" in Chinese thought, Taoist yogic practice, and Ch'an contemplation.