The Buddha Mind in Daily Life with Steven Tainer
7:30 - 9:00 pm (starting Wed. Sept 3)
Weekly readings from classic "Buddha Mind" texts (sutras and commentaries), with discussion of their individual perspectives and differences. Applications to both formal meditation practice and ordinary life conduct will be emphasized.
A special focus for this semester will be traditional sleep and dream meditation methods to supplement waking practice. This focus has advantages for direct realization of the Nature of Mind.
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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.