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Essential Dharma: Core Buddhist Teachings Part 2

This is the second session in a 3-part, 10-week series. The Essential Dharma course offers an in-depth understanding of core Buddhist teachings and meditation practices essential in the journey of awakening as taught within the Insight meditation tradition. In Part 2, we will explore the Eightfold Path in great detail, and study Compassion Practice and Practice in Daily Life. There is a practical emphasis on how we apply and live these teachings in our everyday lives. The teaching will also emphasize the importance of cultivating an embodied awareness moment-to-moment. Each class has readings and home assignments/practices to do between classes. We use a 'buddy system,' whereby each student has a buddy in the course with whom they discuss the course home assignments and practices. This course is excellent preparation for participation in the Dedicated Practitioners’ Program. Meditation Practices: - Mindfulness, Vipassana, Lovingkindness and Compassion practice
2009-05-06 (64 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2009-06-08 We Can't Always Get What We Want on Retreat 57:16
  Anna Douglas
The vipassana retreat form encourages a particular way of learning about ourselves. How can we best use the conditions of this retreat form - silence, solitude, and simplicity - as vehicles for awakening.
2009-06-11 The Seven Factors of Awakening 52:33
  Anna Douglas
2009-06-24 Essential Dharma Part II- Class 8: Wise Concentration, Richard Shankman 44:42
  Richard Shankman
Essential Dharma Part II- Class 8: Wise Concentration, Richard Shankman
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