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Living Buddhism Foundation Course 2021 - on Zoom
The Way To Wisdom in a Changing World
Term 2 of three 10-week terms that give a thorough grounding in Buddhist teachings and practice. An invitation to bring a questioning mind to the exploration of the Buddhist path to wisdom and compassion with likeminded people. With discussion, debate, meditation and home practice.
Open to those who have completed one of the Norwich Buddhist Centre's Buddhism or meditation courses for beginners. You can join any term - you do not need to start with Term 1. Before booking please contact the course leaders to see if this course is appropriate for you via email@example.com
Led by Saroja and Sinhadakini
Mondays 7 – 9pm
Term 2: 12 Apr to 28 Jun 2021 (No classes 3 May and 31 May - Bank Holidays)
10 week course £95 (full) £75 (concession)
Full course details here; http://www.norwichbuddhistcentre.com/buddhism/what...
"NBC's foundation course provided a pivotal period of growth in my life. It introduced me to Dharma study that gave new depths to my practice in a nurturing environment of trust and openness.Most significantly it opened my eyes to the possibility of personal transformation. Not just a vain hope, but a tangible, realisable goal I could work towards with the support of my newfound spiritual friends and the warmth of the Sangha."
"The Foundation course has allowed me to pursue and deepen my interest in Buddhism. The course teachers have been amazing at meeting everyone in the group wherever they're at, opening up awareness and deepening insight. The course content has encouraged self-reflection at the same time as deepening knowledge, and the home practice has enabled Buddhist practices to be made a part of daily life. This has given me a stronger groundedness in life, a deeper meditation practice and greater insight into living a more balanced and joyful life. Meeting and learning with the other participants in the group has widened my own thinking in ways that wouldn't have been stretched by myself".
Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta - the Direct Path to Realization - Study & Meditation Course
**Places limited, please book early. Latest date for booking: 3pm Wed 14th April to ensure that we have time to send you the Zoom link**
“Bhikkhus, this is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation for the disappearance of pain and grief, for the attainment of the true way, for the realisation of Nibbāna – namely the four foundations of mindfulness.” (MN 10. 56)
The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is the primary source for the Buddha’s teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness. We might well wonder how something as seemingly down to earth as mindfulness directed to the body, feelings and the mind could possibly lead to awakening and the realisation of Nibbāna. So on this course we will be studying Bhikkhu Anālayo’s clear and insightful commentary on the Sutta which helps to reveal the profundity of the Buddha’s liberating teaching.
Bhikkhu Anālayo also recorded seven led meditations to accompany the book and we will be using these to access the four foundations through our own direct experience.
You will need a copy of the book “Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta - the Direct Path to Realization” by Bhikkhu Anālayo. It is available from Windhorse Publications and can be found via the link below.
This course is not suitable for beginners but is open to Order Members, Mitras and anyone who has been practising for at least a couple of years.
Led by Alokadhara
Sat 3 - 5pm
17 Apr – 5 Jun (no class 8 May)
7 weeks £65/£50 (concession)