FOUNDATIONS OF ZEN 11: Four Foundations of Sati (Lucid Awareness)
Instructor: Peg Syverson
September 5-October 10, 2019
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If you have ever wondered how to meditate, where to start and how to direct your mind and heart toward awakening, the Satipatthana Sutta provides the Buddha’s direct instructions. Here is a collection of the teachings of the Buddha on meditation, organized and clearly explained. The title of this teaching translates as the foundations, or ways, of establishing sati, which means lucid awakeness. It is sometimes translated as “mindfulness,” but that word does not convey the totality of body, mind, and heart that come into that light of full awareness. Instead, it implies a mental activity, and that is certainly not what the Buddha intended. The Satipatthana Sutta is a rich and practical resource and training in meditation for both newcomers and experienced practitioners. Our guide and text will be Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide, by Analayo, a contemporary monk, scholar, and teacher in the Vipassana tradition. This sutra is a foundational text in that tradition.
During this six week course we will meet Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 starting September 5 and continuing until October 10. We will discuss the text and our experience with the meditation practices outlined there. The discussion will be followed by an optional 20 minute practice period, ending at 9:00. We will make this class available by Zoom and class meetings will be recorded.
Zoom meeting ID: 5126895301. Link: https://zoom.us/j/5126895301
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