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Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
Goals: Participants in this class will be exposed to foundational Buddhist teachings designed to lead one on the spiritual path, create greater meaning in life, as well as planting the seeds for complete liberation and enlightenment. The course outline will draw from two main sources – 1. The Lam Rim (“Gradual Path”) genre of teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and 2. Teachings on Insight meditation (vipassana), compassion/loving kindness and mindfulness, found in a variety of Buddhist traditions.
Text: “Practicing the Path”, by Yangsi Rinpoche, published by Snow Lion. A limited number of copies are available for loan or purchase through DFF. (Not required, but highly recommended).
Class Schedule: 11 Saturdays beginning October 1 through December 10. 830am to 930am. Class recordings will be available on the Dharma Friendship YouTube page if you miss a class, or wish to review.
Class Format: Guided meditation, lecture, Q & A.
Cost: Free to attend, donations welcome to Dharma Friendship Foundation: The Buddhist concept of “dana” or generosity will be explained in the first class.
Pre-requisites: None, just a sincere intention to learn and develop your potential. Experienced meditators, people new to Buddhism, and people of all faiths and no faith are welcome. One does not need to be a Buddhist to participate.
Facilitator background: Jordan Van Voast, M.Ac. (he/him) began practicing TM meditation in high school. He met his first Buddhist teacher, Venerable Thubten Chodron in 1991 and attended weekly classes for many years before moving to India and studying at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives with Geshe Sonam Rinchen, and Geshe Dawa. Full Bio on DFF website.
Dec 3, 2022 08:30 AM
Dec 10, 2022 08:30 AM
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