13-WEEK SERIES with Meg Agnew
The intention of this program is to encourage a deepening of our meditation practice and, within the refuge of sangha (spiritual community), to share insights and support for living with wisdom and compassion. In this session we’ll begin part one of an investigation of Mindfulness, A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein.
This is a treasured and accessible commentary on the Buddha's most comprehensive teaching, the Satipattana Sutta. It is said that all of the Buddha's teachings are contained in this one sutta.
"Author Joseph Goldstein—one of the most wise, lucid, and experienced teachers of our times—has written a book on mindfulness that calls forth the depth and power of classical Buddhist teachings. If you are drawn to meditation out of a longing to realize spiritual freedom, this book will be a cherished resource on your path.” ~Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance
Please note, this sangha session is part one of a two-part series.
September 14 – December 7
*There will be no class on November 23.
In keeping with the tradition of Theravadan Buddhism, the teachings will be freely offered. Participants are encouraged to make a donation (dana) of any amount for the instruction. To pay for the costs of using the studio and its resources, a registration fee of $99 is requested. (Scholarships are available.)
Note: There are folding chairs, blankets, bolsters, mats, and other props at the studio for our use.
A series allows your teacher to teach progressively and to tailor the class, theme or goal as they get to know each individual over time. Staying with one group for several weeks also builds commitment, community, and understanding for both the student and the teacher. Research shows that we learn better, feel discomfort less, and are more optimistic when we feel included in community. Our series classes build that kind of inclusion.